The Margaret Ames Centre – Immanuel College

/ Novar Gardens, SA

The Margaret Ames Centre – Immanuel College

Maintaining their position at the forefront of developments in education paradigms, responding to the needs of the global village in a technology driven society and preparing senior students for potential tertiary educational environments were Immanuel College’s major drivers for the design of the Margaret Ames Centre.

The plan form for the new building successfully expands upon and integrates with the existing senior school spaces allowing the project to meet the growing spatial and educational needs of the College. Designed over two levels, the main entrance and administration areas address the main oval and present a dynamic and bold public face. This positioning allows greater connections with new multi-levelled pedestrian links to adjacent buildings.

The new building embraces a modern innovative teaching philosophy which is research-driven, active and student centred. Learning spaces are both formal and informal, promoting creativity and flexibility, and allowing for multiple purposes concurrently so that students may undertake a range of activities as individuals or groups.

The complex and fluid shapes of the building forms, including the sculpturally shaped atriums create dynamic and light-filled breakout spaces, which combined with the integration of the latest digital technology contribute to uplift this building as an inspirational educational facility.

 

Disciplines:
Architecture, Interior, Landscape
Industries:
Education
Completion:
2014
Location:
Novar Gardens, SA
Photographer:
Sam Noonan

Awards:

  • AIA Award for Educational Architecture, 2015
  • AIA Award for Interior Architecture, 2015
  • CEFPI Commendation: Category 3: Renovation / Modernisation over $2 Million, 2015
Adelaide

244 Gilbert Street
Adelaide SA 5000
Australia

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Melbourne

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St Kilda VIC 3182
Australia

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Postal

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Adelaide BC SA 5000

We are a practice of character and integrity made up of highly motivated and committed individuals who believe in the pursuit of excellence through the built environment.
Adelaide

244 Gilbert Street
Adelaide SA 5000
Australia

T +61 8 8212 2679
F +61 8 8212 3162

Melbourne

11 / 1-5 Martin Street
St Kilda VIC 3182
Australia

T +61 3 9510 0581

Postal

PO Box 10168
Adelaide BC SA 5000

Old Parliament House

/ North Terrace, Adelaide

Old Parliament House

Located on North Terrace ‘Old Parliament House’ is one of the most significant historic buildings in South Australia. For a number of years it had been unused and its condition was deteriorating with the passage of time.

A project was initiated to carry out essential conservation works and make the accommodation provided within the building accessible to and usable by the adjacent Parliament House to address identified shortage of meeting rooms and offices.

As a result of this project much of the original building fabric has been conserved and returned to pristine condition and where necessary new contemporary elements have been inserted to facilitate accessibility to and connectivity between the multiple levels within Old Parliament House and to Parliament House itself.

A new ‘entry’ from North Terrace has been created providing a second major entry point to the Parliament House complex which is compliant with disability access codes, provides convenient access for members and parliamentary staff and is a gateway for visiting school groups.

The refurbished building incorporates a high level of both electronic security and acoustic privacy to meeting rooms and offices.

The building works included replacement of all services incorporated within the existing building fabric in a manner which did not impact on the original heritage fabric and brought the spaces up to date in terms of communications and recording technology.

The redevelopment includes a landscaped courtyard space retaining the existing century old palms and in turn provides an outdoor gathering space for parliamentary functions.

Disciplines:
Architecture, Interior, Landscape
Industries:
Commercial, Fitout, Heritage, Urban Design
Completion:
2014
Location:
North Terrace, Adelaide
Photographer:
David Russell Photography

Awards:

  • AIA Award for Public Architecture, 2015
  • AIA Award for Heritage, 2015
Adelaide

244 Gilbert Street
Adelaide SA 5000
Australia

T +61 8 8212 2679
F +61 8 8212 3162

Melbourne

11 / 1-5 Martin Street
St Kilda VIC 3182
Australia

T +61 3 9510 0581

Postal

PO Box 10168
Adelaide BC SA 5000

We provide a high quality service which is achieved through our uniquely personalised approach and dynamic work environment.
Adelaide

244 Gilbert Street
Adelaide SA 5000
Australia

T +61 8 8212 2679
F +61 8 8212 3162

Melbourne

11 / 1-5 Martin Street
St Kilda VIC 3182
Australia

T +61 3 9510 0581

Postal

PO Box 10168
Adelaide BC SA 5000

UniSA Health Innovation Building

/ North Terrace, Adelaide

UniSA Health Innovation Building

Working in association with Sydney-based architectural firm BVN, Swanbury Penglase is currently hard at work completing detailed documentation for the University of South Australia’s new 14 storey Health Innovation Building (HIB) on North Terrace.

Located alongside the Morphett Street Bridge and adjacent the New Royal Adelaide Hospital, the SAHMRI building and Adelaide University’s (under-construction) Medical and Nursing School, HIB is a high-profile landmark and an integral part of the new South Australian Health and Biomedical Precinct. Our landscape architecture team is also currently working in collaboration with the Adelaide University design team to develop a new suspended landscaped ‘urban park’ between both buildings.

The building will house the Centre for Cancer Biology (CCB) which will link the UniSA community with up to 250 of Australia’s top cancer and health researchers in addition to other innovative, multidisciplinary research laboratories. At the lower levels it will feature Adelaide’s first Science Creativity Education Studio (SciCeD) intended to inspire a new generation of science aware community.

Site works have commenced, with the project planned to open to the public in early 2018.

Disciplines:
Architecture, Interior, Landscape
Industries:
Education, Health
Completion:
2015
Location:
North Terrace, Adelaide
Adelaide

244 Gilbert Street
Adelaide SA 5000
Australia

T +61 8 8212 2679
F +61 8 8212 3162

Melbourne

11 / 1-5 Martin Street
St Kilda VIC 3182
Australia

T +61 3 9510 0581

Postal

PO Box 10168
Adelaide BC SA 5000