QLD Chapter - School meets Art: Albany Creek State High School’s new Performing Arts Centre

  • 17 March 2015
  • 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM (UTC+10:00)
  • Albany Creek State High School, Albany Forest Drive, Albany Creek


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School meets Art: Albany Creek State High School’s new Performing Arts Centre

This project consists of a Performance Arts Centre and Music Centre, connected via shaded walkways to the existing administration building. The site is located in difficult and hilly terrain and met challenges including staged construction, decanting of existing buildings and redirection of existing site services. The building is positioned to minimise disturbance to the existing vegetation and koala habitat.

The concept seeks to articulate music in architectural forms. The building mass along the east is expressed as a series of horizontal lines gently stepping down to relate to the existing school frontage. The façades of the two buildings are woven with a musical cascade of multicoloured translucent sun-shading fins that reflect, refract and filter the light into the outdoor gathering spaces. On the west, the internal functions are expressed outwardly in a stagger of vertical volumes that is analogous of the black keys on a piano. 

The building materials and colours are robust and complement existing buildings and school colours.

Prior to touring the facility Professor Brad Haseman, Creative Industries Faculty, CIF Academic Programs, Academic Programs and Services, QUT will provide insights in a short presentation. 

The future of education pedagogy from a performing arts perspective...

As Professor and Assistant Dean (Research) for the Creative Industries Faculty at the Queensland University of Technology, Brad has worked as a teacher and researcher for over thirty years pursuing his fascination with the aesthetics and forms of contemporary performance and pedagogy. Formerly a drama teacher and consultant in Queensland secondary schools, Brad is well-known as an author (Dramawise) and as a workshop leader and speaker, regularly presenting throughout Australia, Asia and Europe.

Additional Details:

Click here for map of Albany Creek State High School. 

CAR PARK is available on site.  Details will be confirmed.


2.00pm   Registration for tour

2.15pm   Welcome and overview of proceedings
2.20pm   Presentations and tour
4.30pm   Refreshments served
5.30pm   Conclusion

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