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NSW Chapter - SITE VISIT - Claremont College.

  • 14 June 2017
  • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • 30 Coogee Bay Road, Randwick, Sydney
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  • Available to all LEA members
  • Available to all non members of LEA
  • Available to all full time students

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Join us for this exciting site visit and exploration of response to a restricted site and releasing embodied potential.

At its heart, the refurbishment of Claremont College’s building is about maximising the potential of forgotten spaces.

As a building fabric that began in 1910 that then grew with five additions starting in 1980 and completing in 2004, the potential was untapped.  This began with an exercise of revealing the forgotten spaces consumed by poor circulation and the old cellular teaching techniques by understanding that each space and volume had teaching & learning potential.   The classrooms were transformed from stuffy cellular boxes to light, bright and airy flexible spaces, maximising the effectiveness of southern light and diffuse top light.  The redundant hallway space was re-conceived as a connector of learning spaces.  The forgotten attic space was opened up to allow for an increase in natural light and ventilation, up through the buildings three levels, creating a sense of wonder .  The reinvention harnessed the idea that an active mind is an engaged mind.

We will get the opportunity to hear from:

• The College as to why

• The design team as to how!

Light refreshments will be served after the presentations and tour, enabling us to reflect and discuss observations and what we can each take away.

See attached flier for sharing and distribution.


Places will be limited so book early to avoid disappointment.

Carparking is restricted to surrounding streets so use public transport if it is an option. 

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