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VIC Chapter – Ruyton Girls’ School - Margaret McRae Centre Tour

  • 27 April 2017
  • 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  • 12 Selbourne Rd, Kew VIC 3101
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Thursday, 27 April 2017 at 4:00 pm

*Recipient of the 2016 LEA - Victoria Chapter Award for ‘Category 1: New Educational Facility Construction / Entire Educational Facility

The new Margaret McRae Centre was designed to support the process of implementing an ‘inquiry-based learning’ program throughout the school. The building provides students with technology-rich, interactive spaces, with a focus on collaboration and individuality. These spaces include a mix of formal and informal learning areas, including a dedicated base for Year 7 and 8 students, as-well-as science, drama and event facilities.

Students, staff, and stakeholders of the school participated in all parts of the design process, resulting in a shared vision for the future. Teaching and learning spaces are based on the concepts of transparency, mobility, adaptability, and student-centeredness.

Flexibility is evident across every level of the building. For example, on the basement level, drama classrooms are not constrained by fixed elements and can open out into the event space, enabling users to create a unique experience using the technology, darkness and floor space.

The form and materiality is inspired by the medieval buildings of the Ruyton XI towns of which the school is named. The building is clad in stone pavers, which have been adapted for use as a rain-screen cladding system. This maintains the solidity of the surrounding brick buildings, while providing contrast in terms of scale, colour, vertical orientation, variation and sculptural form.

Date: Thursday, 27 April 2017

Time: 4:00pm

Address: 12 Selbourne Rd, Kew VIC 3101

Price: $15 for members and $40 for non-members

Flyer: LEA_Ruyton Flyer_2017.pdf

The tour will be followed by networking drinks and nibbles

We hope to see you there!

Kindly supported by:

Major Sponsor - Learning Environments Australasia - Victoria Chapter

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