Newman Catholic College, Cairns

  • Completed 2021
  • Location Smithfield, Australia,
  • TPG Architects completed a space for all aspects of a premier secondary school at the Newman Catholic College in Smithfield, Australia.

    Serving the continuing growth of Cairns’ Northern beaches, Newman Catholic Secondary College will be hosted on James Cook University’s Smithfield Campus with a proposed opening in 2022.

    This school, set to be the first Catholic secondary school on a university campus in Australia, will be a vertical college built over four levels. Facilities will include a Multipurpose Hall on the second level and a rooftop science precinct. A pedestrian concourse on the first level will open into a large vertical commons overlooking the nearby rainforest and Atika Creek with a strong programme in music and drama.

    The first stage will incorporate a Multipurpose Hall with stage holding 1300. A music and drama studio will open out onto a 200 seat tiered seating stair that rises through the central commons.

    Design: TPG Architects
    Photography: Andrew Watson