Sunrise Christian School – Fullarton
TSDB were engaged for the full refurbishment and new works associated with Sunrise’s Fullarton Campus. The site presented many challenges including the need for additional car parking on an already congested site as well as encumbrances around significant trees which were to be retained and the protection of old buildings, which were to be incorporated into this modern upgrade.
The solution was to embrace these restrictions and incorporate them into the design rather than turn our back on them and this has resulted in some interesting design and spaces. The new works included a new 2-storey building with classrooms and a modern angled single storey wing which houses the new kitchen facilities and creates transitional spaces between the old and new.
This juxtaposition created by overlapping the new with the carefully preserved past has resulted in a successful series of spaces which not only cater for the functional and practical needs of the client but also enhance the built environment in which they are contained and stimulate the occupants and maximize the potential for creating thinking and learning. TSDB are proud of the end result, which has not only made smart use of this tight site to satisfy the client brief for the immediate needs but to incorporate long-term thinking and function around the use and master planning of the school and delivering a value for money whole of life approach to the project.