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Bunbury Catholic College – Mercy Campus

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CODA and Broderick Architects were commissioned to undertake masterplanning and architectural design of the new campus for Bunbury Catholic College, located on a greenfield site in Australind. An extensive education brief has guided the design of a campus that will accommodate 1200 students from years 7 – 12.

The new campus has been designed to embrace contemporary pedagogy through flexible, interactive learning spaces and an increased engagement with the natural environment. To achieve this, we have organised the school into two age-specific zones, Early Adolescent Learners and Young Adult Learners. The central spine of the school is created around shared specialist areas and a Learning Commons. A series of pedestrian streets and landscapes gardens surround a large central square, which will form the day-to-day heart of the College whilst also providing a space for gatherings of the whole school community.

Stage one buildings, that included the Learning Commons, Young Adult Learners and the Technical and Enterprise building set around the central square were completed prior to the start of the school year in 2015.  As a result of a rapid take up in student places, stage two of the BCC Mercy campus, including the Early Adolescent Learners and Science buildings along with additional landscaping and shaded walkways was brought forward and has begun on site, with opening anticipated in time for the 2017 school year.

In April 2015, this project received Think Brick’s Horbury Hunt award for excellence in architectural brick design.