DKO’s design has delivered an environment that encourages vibrant student interaction, while accommodating quiet study areas.
St Joseph’s Primary School
Architecture Interior Design
DKO was commissioned to design the student library and associated facilities at St Joseph’s Primary School in Collingwood, as part of the Federal Government’s Building Education Revolution. The brief was an exciting opportunity for DKO to expand its expertise in library design, learning environments and educational architecture. Today’s libraries are repositories through which visitors can access vast quantities of print, audio and visual materials in numerous formats. As such, a key challenge within the brief was to create spaces that meet the challenges brought about by ever-changing technology, as well as providing for a diverse age group within the primary school learning spectrum. The project also required a careful consideration of project’s relationship to nearby heritage architecture. Quality of light and an intelligent use of space are paramount. Careful consideration is also given to managing internal traffic areas and noise control. DKO’s design has delivered an environment that encourages vibrant student interaction, while accommodating quiet study areas. It also provides abundant storage for the vast amount of resources required in the modern day library. The result is a beautiful and efficient school library, which will be a source of pride for the entire school community and one that will enhance the quality of school life for current and future students.