BELROSE 1987 – 2001
Kamaroi school’s new hall completes the Master Plan that received DA approval in 2000. This stage includes a new primary school hall, staff room & learning support rooms as well as amenities, canteen, music and craft rooms below. The two storey building is carved into the site achieving an engaging and friendly scale despite a packed program. The sinuous verandah edge circumscribes the lower level piazza to create an active community meeting space. The well-equipped stage and acoustically modelled hall support a variety of uses within a beautiful space.
We chose to create an aesthetically beautiful and colourful hall (rather than the usual black ceiling techno space), so as to support the full variety of activities the space nurtures.
Previously commissioned timber and masonry classrooms follow the contours to provide level access to connected garden courtyards on the upper side. Undulating verandahs articulate entries and provide covered play areas, bag storage and breezeways. Internally, the shape and colour changes in response to the child’s age and psychological needs. The school was awarded Warringah Council 1995 urban design award.