Adelaide Botanic High School

  • area / size 162,750 sqft
  • Completed 2018
  • Location Adelaide, Australia,
  • Cox Architecture & DesignInc collaborated on the innovative design for Adelaide Botanic High School in Adelaide, Australia.

    Botanic High locates a STEM focused and contemporary vertical school in a beautiful parkland setting, combining  science and nature in a connected learning environment. The pedagogical vision that has driven the design fosters  students as innovative and creative learners, providing young people with a range of experiences, ideas and  perspectives.

    The school is deeply integrated into an established education and cultural precinct in the north-east corner of the city, set within the parklands and adjacent to the Botanic Garden, Zoo, universities and associated buildings along  Frome Road.

    Botanic High has been conceived as a vertical high school with an ‘active’ atrium as the central community heart between the repurposed and new buildings. It creates a multi-disciplinary vertical learning environment that allows a high degree of visual and physical connectivity between floors. The vertical nature of the building offers opportunities for collaboration and connection not available in a traditional school setting.

    DesignCox Architecture & DesignInc
    Photography: Sam Noonan