Two students play basketball in the school gymnasium with soft daylight coming in from the glazing that runs along the length of the wall on the left side of the image
A picture of the school in elevation at dusk, taken from a busy road in inner Melbourne. The three stacked courts are lit internally and the terraced form of the building steps down at the right side of the image
A mid shot of a student entering the foyer of the school with First Nations People artwork featuring along the wall of the entrance. The wall is orange and the student is wearing a light blue top and light green backpack
Two students approach the school from the entrance forecourt on a sunny morning
Three students walk down the stairs of the external terraces. More students sit on the lower terrace in the distance
School corridor in arts precinct with two students working at a small round table, another two students walking along the corridor, and another two students in the distance working at easels
A woman in a pink top sits in the distance and a group of three students sit on planter steps on the terrace during a break on a sunny winter’s day, with views to a large church
students walking down orange stairs inside the building with views to groups of students in class on the upper level
external elevation view of the school with sun shining on the façade which is shaded by large vertical louvres
cyclist rides past the ‘Wurun Senior Campus’ signage that features along the forecourt of the building. The east and northern side of the building is shown, and the northern façade is bathed in golden sunshine with large deciduous trees along the street’s edge beginning to drop leaves
students sit on the timber tiered seating within the atrium. Another group of students walk up the stairs of the atrium which are integrated with the seating
a teacher speaks with a student while other small working groups occupy the learning resource centre that features purple carpet and purple walls. The orange stairs that weave through the entire school building extend from the middle of the left side of the view and rise across to the right
view from the top of the atrium with timber seating and stairs and soft sunlight entering the full height windows of the ground and first floor. The orange stairs stretch across the top half of the image.

Wurun Senior Campus tours

GHDWoodhead and Grimshaw 2022

Description

Wurun Senior Campus is a new, highly sustainable, award-wining vertical campus that brings together two existing high schools to accommodate over 650 students.

Constructed as part of the regeneration of the historic Fitzroy Gasworks precinct in Melbourne’s inner north, the building folds around a prominent corner site so it may integrate with the precinct’s future sports complex. The design takes advantage of this positioning, with the building form stepping up along its length to create landscaped terraces and an abundance of outdoor space.

Each terrace allows direct connection to interior learning environments to promote a diverse pedagogical offering and health and wellbeing thanks to optimal natural light, airflow, views and recreation spaces.

A multi-purpose atrium forms the campus heart and provides a flexible gathering space from which each of the six levels, or learning precincts, may be accessed. To enhance this connection, a coloured internal laneway winds up through the building, with stairs positioned in multi-level voids to emphasise visibility and enable clear wayfinding. 

Designed to help equip students with building 21st-century skills, spaces are highly flexible, adaptable and technology rich. Together, they form an experiential learning landscape and foster a contemporary approach to pedagogy and interdisciplinary learning. 

What's On

There will be building tours led by the school principal and architectural design teams, and a separate panel discussion with the school principal and architects.

Images: (1-11) Wurun Senior Campus. All photos: Trevor Mein.

Important Details

Time & Date

Saturday 29 July
Tours run 10am, 11am, 12pm + 1pm
Running for 45 minutes in groups of 25
Bookings required

Please note: the panel discussion has restructured into an additional tour at 1pm

Meet in forecourt for tours.
Meet in the foyer for panel discussion.

ACCESSIBILITY

Fully wheelchair accessible, Elevator access

AGE REQUIREMENTS

8 years and above

Location

111 Queens Parade, Fitzroy North VIC 3068

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