Leading Architecture

Design Awards for two Bunbury Catholic College Buildings

Bunbury Catholic College buildings have recently picked up two awards for excellence in architecture, for a new addition to the Bunbury site as well as the all-new Mercy Campus in Australind.

An Australian Institute of Architects WA Architecture Award in the educational category was awarded for the Bunbury campus’ new Marist Learning Commons building.

The design, a collaboration between Broderick Architects and CODA, was recognised for its creation of a flexible teaching and learning space embracing current pedagogy. The jury was impressed by the space as an example of contemporary libraries as resources and information centres, with thought given to enabling self-directed ‘E-learning’.

The College’s Australind Mercy Campus, also designed by Broderick Architects and CODA, was awarded with a Horbury Hunt Commercial Award, which honours brick buildings of innovative design and high quality craftsmanship.

The buildings of the Mercy Campus feature curves and patterns in the brickwork, and the grey and brown colours used were selected to reflect the Campus’ coastal setting.

Mercy Campus opened this year with 300 students in Years 7, 8 and 9, and is expected to grow into a Year 7 to 12 campus by 2018.