orange high school music centre

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Taking a simple cube design and linking across the diagonal creates a dramatic 100 sqm extension to the original music center building. Inspired by the school colours (black and gold) and the students who raised half the cost of the building, the strident form is a permanent reminder to the local community that orange high school is proud of its …

glenray industries st michaels | bathurst

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Glenray provides residential care and work for people with a range of ability. This project, over several stages, is reconfiguring the St Michael’s site to create a new street of group homes surrounding the institutional ‘children’s home’ which has dominated since the 1950’s. The new houses borrow from the form of the original building, progressively adjusting its scale to achieve …

french school gym

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Every building element is expressed with intention and care to achieve a playful, robust and disciplined architecture. Natural light and ventilation permeate the interior. Integrated acoustic treatment softens the gymnasium space with coloured relief suggestive of the living exterior. Winner | 2011 RAIA NSW Country Division | New Non-Residential Winner | 2011 RAIA NSW Country Division | James Barnett Award

hope of the nations school masterplan

hope of the nations school masterplan

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A new school masterplan for Hope of the Nations in Kigoma, Tanzania In 2013, two of the IDG team travelled to Kigoma in Tanzania and worked as part of an EMI (Engineering Ministries International) team of volunteers to develop a masterplan for a new school for the Hope of the Nations Ministry. Developed in 7 days the masterplan delivered classrooms, …

koch agricultural campus

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integratedDESIGNgroup, in collaboration with Watoto and Engineering Ministries International, are engaged in the development of the Koch Agricultural & Technical College in Gulu, Uganda. The “village based” model of Watoto’s child care is explored in new ways and expressed as a developing typology.  Key principals of the approach : a functional hierarchy from the individual to the communal, development of building methods …

gulu masterplan

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integratedDESIGNgroup were invited by Watoto Church (Uganda) to partner with them in the service of the community of Gulu. In October of 2008, the company undertook preliminary investigations in Gulu, returning in 2009 to conduct planning workshops with key stakeholders, together with District and Municipal planning staff. The structural plan is a deliberate departure from the broad scale land-use zonings …

gulu library

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During the civil war in Uganda many of the families in the surrounding villages would bring their children to the safety of Gulu. The location where they would gather is to be the site of a new public library. In this way the site will continue its legacy in supporting the growth of the Ugandan nation. integratedDESIGNgroup invites you to …

gulu hospital

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integratedDESIGNgroup prepared an initial concept design to facilitate the investigation and feasibility of a hospital to provide treatment of a range of injuries and conditions by visiting international medical teams. Whilst the feasibility identified the specific need was not as significant as initial recorded and the project is not ultimately proceeding it provided an opportunity for us to explore and …

gulu civic administration

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integratedDESIGNgroup developed a concept to re-orientate the Gulu District Administration building which was initially located with its entry turned away from the public domain. The proposed solution, through a simple intervention, reconnects the District leadership with the public. A new entry pavilion is plugged into the existing central stair allowing the entry to address a public street and a community …

orange grammar school

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integratedDESIGNgroup developed a concept using the buildings to form the edge of the school community, providing the meeting spaces between and at the centre of the classroom clusters, defining the focus of the school community and providing a protective yet permeable interface with the community. The arrangement of buildings and open space cleverly traverse the undulating site and minimise the …