Pro bono Pretty Beach Community School wins local award

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Pro bono Pretty Beach Community School wins local award

Pro bono Pretty Beach Community School wins local award

  Pro bono sustainable landscape architecture for Pretty Beach Community School on the Central Coast, NSW. This recently won the 2010 Gosford City Garden award for 'Best School Garden, Primary School/Pre-school'.   The school was formerly known as Walsingham Community School. It's an innovative school commissioned by the community with creativity at its heart.The local community have been determined to transform the school for years with proactively commissioning the project and involvement in grant application. The concept for architecture and landscape architecture was ‘Where The Wild Things Are’. This involved meshing the outdoors into the school and bringing the school out into nature. Outdoor learning spaces are perceived just as important as indoor learning spaces and natural materials were used innovatively inside - with tree trunks instead of steel columns. There is a focus on sustainability and design innovation geared specifically towards children, allowing them to be creative through adventure, water play and experiencing landscapes. The new building utilised the structure of the old building and where possible all material was reused creating a totally sustainable building and landscaped space. The project is due for completion March 2011.   Return to News