Reddog Architects in conjunction with Blueline Architecture
The Cannon Hill Anglican College D Block development creates a new double-storey building housing six new teaching and learning spaces, breakout spaces, an outdoor deck, locker bays, student amenities, a contemporary kitchen and a new food and beverage precinct for students. Working in conjunction with the College’s masterplan, the new building is a high-profile location for the campus and forms a critical connection for the journey from Prep to Year 12.
It was important that the design responded to the existing bushland context. It was also important that the construction of the building and the end use building had minimal disruption to existing mature trees on the campus. Choosing a palette of white brick enhances the sense of surrounding bushland by providing a background for the leaf shadows from the surrounding trees. Colour choices were an integral part of the design process. The bushland inspired interior colour palette of muted greys, greens and pinks work are intended to reflect and acknowledge the surrounding bushland. Each classroom uses a slightly different colour palette to help give identity to each space.
Colour was also used in creating “wayfinding” prompts, helping students and visitors to the campus to navigate through the area. The entry and exit points of the building use colour to help identify the connection of each part of D Block to the remainder of the campus – aligning those colour choices with adjoining buildings and keeping messaging consistent across the campus.