Victorian Department of Education Project
Budget: $4.2 million Status: Completed April 2012
Nolan Architects were commissioned to develop a masterplan to modernise
existing inflexible learning spaces and to enhance the school’s ability to
provide pedagogical approaches that align with the needs of 21st century
The master plan evolved from a
consultative process involving the School Community, School Council Members and
Kennedy Nolan Architects and was approved in April 2009.
recently completed works involved the creation of a new central quadrangle
framed by new learning neighbourhoods and the original refurbished brick 1920s
school house. The central quadrangle provides a new school heart, strongly
connected to the surrounding flexible teaching spaces that can also host local
A new architecturally significant and exciting Art /
Discovery Room was created at the front of the school that complements the
existing 1920s brick school building and enhances the Nepean Highway frontage, increasing the public profile of Parkdale
Primary School and easily accommodating after-hours uses.