South Melbourne Park Primary School - VIC
2019 Association for Learning Environments (A4LE), Victoria Chapter Education Facility Planning Awards, Entire New Educational Facility, Commendation 2019 Victorian School Design Awards, Best Project above $10M, Finalist
Total project cost: $28.0M
Completed: January 2019
Architect: Gray Puksand
Situated at the edge of Albert Park Lake, Melbourne, and housing the heritage-listed buildings of the former Albert Park Signal Depot – “the last remaining example of the Inter-War-style employed for Defence facilities in Melbourne during the 1930s,” - South Melbourne Park Primary School is home to 550 students.
The existing heritage buildings were repurposed for school use. The Drill Hall was adapted to house classrooms and a learning resource centre, while the Mess Hall houses administration and leadership spaces. Two former residences have been converted to music and arts houses. A new two-storey building with a large flat roof was also built on the site.