NSW Schools To Become High Rises With New Design Guide


has partnered with the NSW Department of Education and Communities to deliver Concept Design Guidelines for Multi Level Schools in New South Wales.

The guidelines provide a design framework for the procurement of future multi level school designs in the state, outlining comprehensive education concepts, principles and spatial implications.

dwp|suters Education Leader, Shane Wood, said the guidelines reflect the need to adapt to the trend toward density in our cities to ensure we meet future educational and community needs.

“Populations are growing, putting ever increasing pressure on land and communities.  With reducing land area and increasing land values, it makes good sense to build higher, more flexible school campuses that are designed to support new pedagogy,” Mr Wood said.

“The move to student centred learning has created a need for more flexible spaces and less fixed learning spaces. The design principles set out in the multi level school concept focuses on a student and project centred environment…”

“They [the guidelines] provide a fresh look at how the needs of the community, schools and government can be met within a multi level environment.” Mr Wood said.

“The new multi level school design concept we have created is the first step in reimagining what schools look like.”

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