Melbourne Grammar School / John Wardle Architects

Melbourne grammar school / john wardle architects

In May 2004, Melbourne Grammar School announced John Wardle Architects as the winner of a design competition for a landmark building on Domain Road, establishing a new front door for the school. The Centre for Learning and Leadership integrates a library and information technology functions, and include a 240 seat lecture theatre and administration centre.

Melbourne grammar school / john wardle architects

The subject of learning becomes the face of the campus through a transparent library envelope. The emphasis is on providing an active space with access to knowledge in a variety of media, electronic as well as traditional forms. The library elevation is an open glass façade that exposes rows of books as well as thriving companion activities, symbolically representing both a repository of knowledge and a shift to a more open and engaging institution.

Melbourne grammar school / john wardle architects

The entry on Domain Road will be expressed as a slice through the new building that reveals the West Quadrangle’s1858 facade.

Location: South Yarra, Victoria, Australia
Type: Educational Public
Architects: John Wardle Architectswww.johnwardle.com
Client: Melbourne Grammar School
Awards: Victorian Architecture Medal AIA
Premier’s Design Mark Award, State of Design 2008
National Award for Public Architecture AIA
The Emil Soderstan Award for interior Architecture AIA
William Wardell Public Architecture Award AIA Victoria
Date Completed: 2008
Photography: Trevor Mein – Peter Hyatt – Dianna Snape – Flickr

Aline Chahine
Aline is an international licensed architect currently practicing in Canada, she is the reason you are reading this right now, Aline founded the platform back in 2008 shaping the very foundation of Architecture Lab, her exemplary content curation process that defines the online magazine today.
Aline Chahine
Aline Chahine
Aline is an international licensed architect currently practicing in Canada, she is the reason you are reading this right now, Aline founded the platform back in 2008 shaping the very foundation of Architecture Lab, her exemplary content curation process that defines the online magazine today. Highlights Aline founded Architecture Lab in 2008 Lead editor of dan | dailyarchnews since 2019 Founded and Creative Director of DesignRaid Licensed architect with creative sales and marketing experience Experience As full-fledged architect, Aline's background involved a great deal of research that lead to the creation of Architecture Lab as an online database of exemplary design. Her experience snowballed into founding two architecture platforms, Architecture Lab and DesignRaid. Education Aline received USEK’s Master of Architecture in 2004 and BA in English from the University of Toronto
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