Client: Tara Anglican School for Girls Location: North Parramatta, NSW
NBRSARCHITECTURE developed concept for the building that guided and informed the client and the design team through the design and documentation process. The concepts that established the parameters and drove the design for the building plan and form were as follows. A feature of the new library is the inclusion of a double height classroom space, which is interrupted and overlooked by a colourful projection at first floor. Being a true representation of its function, the maths task centre is a projection is in the form of a rubik’s cube, a sculptural ‘puzzle solving’ feature within the space. The visual link between this object and the class area below is achieved by windows in the grid at varying heights. The perspex panels on the underside of the cube are translucent allowing it to be illuminated. Whilst the budget was tight the school was adamant that the one element they should retain at all costs was the rubik’s cube, an element that the client knew was a special feature that would set them apart from other libraries.