Construction of Victoria’s first purpose-built vertical school is nearing completion, and isn’t it looking great? Named the 2016 World Architecture Festival’s Future Project of the Year, its progress assures us that the future is nearly here!
The South Melbourne Primary School building is now entirely sealed, with the final push towards the January 2018 handover focusing on the interiors and forecourt works. Tree houses have been installed on balconies (known officially as outdoor learning areas), connecting levels 2 and 3. The kids will be able to literally jump through the tree house structure to reach another level.
With its name now officially endorsed, the design of the school logo is close to sign off, and designer Nuttshell has amplified work on the graphics and wayfinding. It also marks an exciting development for the interior designers, where strong graphic elements are a feature of the overall interior concept and vision for the building.
As prep students starting in 2018 and their parents get excited about their new school, and have been on orientation sessions with Principal Noel Creece, the builders will be working right through the festive season until handover. Stay tuned for updates as we count down the weeks to opening.