Project: Overnewton Anglican Community College
Practice: Law Architects
Location: Keilor, Victoria
Planex products: xLocker2 System
Lock technology: Lehmann
The Planex xLocker2 System was selected by Law Architects as part of the redevelopment and new build at the Overnewton Anglican Community College campus in Keilor Victoria.
School design today encompasses more than utilitarian classrooms with long narrow corridors herding jostling students from one class to the next. Architects and designers are creating dynamic spaces that have fluidity and afford multiple activities both planned and unplanned. Overnewton College designed by lead architect Jonathan Witty is a great example of this design approach.
Overnewton’s new build has a series of classrooms that wrap around a central amphitheatre connecting the lower and upper story of the building with a very large cathedral-like roof structure opening up to the sky. You can’t help but be impressed as you enter the space. The amphitheatre can be used as a classroom or gathering space with 2 intermediate platforms allowing teachers to separate classes into smaller groups enabling a diverse range of applications.
Photography by Dianna Snape