IBL Lighting was engaged to retro-fit the northern half of an existing floor plate on Level 4/222 Bourke St, linking to the southern half which was retro-fitted by others. The proposal provides 11 x 25 person classrooms arranged around a flexible and adaptable central plenary space. It also allows for a flat floored function space (nominal 200 people) for both staff and students, supplemented with flexible informal breakout and formal meeting spaces located at key nodal points to enhance intuitive wayfinding.
The design capitalises on the northern façade to capture views and daylight across an otherwise deep floor plate. The materiality and colour palette provides a restrained, calming and welcoming environment, rather than the vibrant primary response common in educational projects