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 …

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 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 …

french school canteen

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Following the successful procurement of their new gymnasium integratedDESIGNgroup was invited by the International French School of Sydney to prepare plans for a new canteen extension. The canteen is the social heart and gathering space of the school, inspiring a light framed building with a large dramatic floating roof offering shelter and a connection to all aspects of the school. …

east sydney school

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integratedDESIGNgroup began the masterplan process for the school during the initial stages of new building work in order to have a clear rationale for the placement of the building. Following on from the construction of the new buliding integratedDESIGNgroup was engaged to explore a more detailed masterplan for the whole site, to prompt and guide all future developments of the …