St Rita is embarking on a major campus upgrade with the development of a $40M learning precinct. The building is part of larger masterplan which reactivates underutilised parts of the campus.
The precinct incorporates a divisible performance theatre, music performance and recording spaces, and linked and reconfigurable learning spaces which facilitate collaborative activities, and social spaces. The building project has provided focus on initiatives supporting changing pedagogical practices, the involvement of staff and students in co-creation, the next generation of software based building management systems and AV, ubiquitous high density wireless connectivity, and the ability to link any space and content with any other space.
The project has successfully balanced Pedagogy, Technology and Spaces to deliver a signature next generation learning space.
In the next decade, Australia will need up to 700 new schools to meet the demands of a growing population. This presents a significant opportunity to embed new knowledge about the role that indoor and outdoor spaces can play in developing and supporting communities across the country. Building Connections is investigating how best to plan, design, govern and manage schools to operate successfully as ‘more than a school’, encouraging the development of resilient and connected communities.
This session will explore:
School planning, design, governance and use/management
Evaluation of the social and economic benefits of community hub schools
Geo-spatial mapping of community use of school facilities
Local and international government policy case studies
Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Benjamin.