Exterior image of South Melbourne Primary School

This article is taken from Learning Environments Australasia's website. Used with permission.

“Rich and rewarding for the whole community” - South Melbourne Primary School has been declared the overall winner of the 12th Annual Awards for Excellence in Educational Facilities. 

Designed by Hayball, Victoria’s first public vertical school won the top honour from a field of 85 entries from across the Asia Pacific.

The judges noted that South Melbourne Primary School challenged design standards to “deliver a vertical school that sits within a public plaza…a rich and rewarding spatial experience for the whole South Melbourne community.”

South Melbourne Primary School also won Category 1: New Construction / Entire New Facility for its “successful integration of educational pedagogies, community values and architectural design philosophies”.

“South Melbourne Primary School is a fantastic example of what can be achieved when educators, architects, students and the community work together to our shape our schools”, said Chris Bradbeer, Chair of Learning Environments Australasia. 

The Awards ceremony in Perth was the culmination of LEA’s 19th annual conference on innovative learning spaces, attended by 450 of the world’s leading practitioners in the design and use of learning spaces.  

Congratulations to all the winners and commendations, and sincere thanks to the entrants for taking the time to share their projects.

View the gallery for South Melbourne Primary School, and all winners and commendations

For more information on Learning Environments Australasia, visit their website.

Page last updated: 03/06/19