Montagne Centre, Marist College Bendigo / Y2 Architecture

The Montagne Centre is the first stage of works for the new Marist College Bendigo. It is designed to foster culture, heritage and identity for its new community by embracing the roots of Marist faith in France while tying into an Australian narrative.

Montagne centre, marist college bendigo / y2 architecture
© Bill Conroy

The centre houses children aged 10-14 in a welcoming and engaging environment situated on the edge of a new wetlands, with children are embedded in an ever changing natural landscape. These waters turn site flooding into an asset that restores a natural ecosystem to the former farmland.

Montagne centre, marist college bendigo / y2 architecture
© Bill Conroy
Montagne centre, marist college bendigo / y2 architecture
© Bill Conroy

The building promotes learning anywhere and everywhere with adaptable settings that encourage modes of learning. Its warm textural pallet forms a familiar context where children can gain confidence and independence.

Montagne centre, marist college bendigo / y2 architecture
© Bill Conroy

“I cannot recall a single time when our learning has had to change because the facilities have been limiting. That is simply unheard of in traditional education.” Darren Mcgregor, Principal

Project Details:

Location: Bendigo, Australia
Area: 1,327 sqm
Architects: Y2 Architecture
Landscape Architects: Three Acres Landscape Architecture
Photographs: Bill Conroy

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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