De La Salle College – Science and Technology Centre Redevelopment

  • area / size 7,750 sqft
  • Completed 2018
  • Location Melbourne, Australia,
  • Hayball designed the Science and Technology Centre Redevelopment for young students at De La Salle College in Melbourne, Australia.

    The redevelopment of the Science and Technology Centre at Melbourne’s De La Salle College for boys is designed to maximise student engagement through dynamic learning environments. Located at the college’s Tiverton campus in Malvern, the centre inspires students to develop their STEM skills for future success.

    Designed by renowned architecture firm Hayball and built by Schiavello Construction, the innovative hub provides students with an enhanced learning experience as they engage with the flexible working spaces.

    Previously dark and impractical, the existing layout of the building consisted of small closed rooms that hindered fluid teaching, working, and learning.

    Teachers now have a space reminiscent of a contemporary pedagogy that brings functionality to the forefront. The core of the design maximises productive interactions between students by utilising flexible spaces. Mobile workstations allow for reconfiguration in the labs, while adjacent classrooms are designed to drive theoretical learning.

    At the heart of the teaching hub sits a central area fit for whole-group presentations and demonstrations. In addition, the classrooms surrounding the central area are fitted with glass, allowing for clear visual engagement.

    The entire space harmoniously facilitates modern and evolving learning methods for teachers and students to adapt to and transform continually.

    Design: Hayball
    Contractor: Schiavello Construction
    Photography: Henry Lam