Center for Banking Studies by IX Architects, Cambodia. Photography: Chu Yang Keng

Shortlist revealed – The Learning Space

  •   3 July 2023

Leading the way in innovation and excellence, the shortlisted projects in The Learning Space category in the INDE.Awards this year encompass design that is for now and the future. There is rigour within every project where forward thinking concepts are realised through the spatial flow, materiality, colour palette and amenity that combines to foster a greater experience for students, teachers and visitors.

As supporter of The Learning Space category, Autex Acoustics is a champion of design that enhances and supports all manner of education projects. Autex Acoustics provide products that can transform a space, both acoustically and aesthetically, to create a safe and sustainable environment where education can be learned and taught at optimal levels. As a carbon neutral company in every facet of its business, Autex Acoustics has this and future generations of students and teachers firmly in its sights, along with a better global environment for everyone.

Plus Pavilion (+Pavilion) by Studio SKLIM collaborating with Haring Timber Technology, Singapore. Photography: Ong Chan Hao, Embassy of Switzerland Singapore

With the shortlist of The Learning Space there is variety in the nature of the institutions and the architecture and design that has been conceived. There are arts and science buildings, primary schools, centres for specialised studies, public and private schools and, whether new builds or adaptive reuse projects, each provides detailed and cutting edge design for a fully resolved project.

There is access to the outdoors, sensitive heritage inclusion, colour and shiny new spaces but whatever the form, each project better assists users to interact with their surroundings, communicate and collaborate, and focus on the act of learning. Along with wonderful design, sustainability is integral to a healthy environment that promotes wellbeing that is essential for better education.

The 12 shortlisted projects in The Learning Space are,

Abbotsleigh Senior School Arts and Science Building by AJC Architects, Australia

Box Hill North Primary School by Sibling Architecture, Australia

Center for Banking Studies by IX Architects, Cambodia

Centre for Higher Education Studies by Fieldwork + Brand Architects, Australia

Firbank Grammar Arts Precinct by PTID, Australia

Galungara Public School Stage 2 by GroupGSA, Australia

Niddrie Autistic School by Guymer Bailey Architects, Australia

Plus Pavilion (+Pavilion) by Studio SKLIM collaborating with Haring Timber Technology, Singapore

s.e.ed – a new CLT demountable by betti&knut architecture, Australia

Schools at Meadowbank Education and Employment Precinct (SMEEP) by Woods Bagot, Australia

Warrnambool Learning and Library Centre by Kosloff Architecture, Australia

Wurun Senior Campus by GHDWoodhead and Grimshaw, Australia

It’s clear to see that the projects in The Learning Space are trailblazers of design, with each of the 12 shortlisted projects presenting outstanding thinking and ingenious concepts that translate to authentic and laudable outcomes.

Galungara Public School Stage 2 by GroupGSA, Australia. Photography: Arthur Vay

Congratulations to the practices that comprise the shortlist of The Learning Space category. You are making learning and living better through your extraordinary designs.

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