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The Woods Bagot scheme to expand capacity at Mosman High School is on public exhibition as part of the community consultation process for a NSW State Significance Development (SSD).
Located on Sydney’s Lower North Shore, a new building is needed to meet the school’s growth demands by 2031.
The design incorporates new spaces for performing arts including a theatre, along with science teaching spaces, a library, rooftop games court and outdoor learning spaces.
The upper levels, which will contain the library, rooftop terraces and games court, will be set back to maintain views of the sky from Military Road.
Global Education and Science Director Georgia Singleton says the scheme aims at achieving a mix of open plan learning environments and more traditional enclosed classrooms organized into learning neighbourhoods focused on specific subject areas. Each learning neighbourhood will form a wing of the building.
A new ‘arts courtyard’ will be formed between the new hall and the existing Arts Building conceived as a lively events space outside the hall.
The public exhibition period closes on May 5, 2021.
“Facing the courtyard, the rich mix of uses is revealed, through the hall and its garage style doors, and the theatre acting as a ‘jewel’ being the prominent feature of the courtyard. The courtyard facing facades feature covered open walkways that continue the circulation character of the existing school, while engaging the central courtyard.”
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