Reaching new heights in education

March 25, 2019.

Reaching new heights in education

As South Australia’s first true vertical school, Adelaide Botanic High School is a new ‘world class’ CBD secondary school with an educational focus on health and STEM (Sciences, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).

Accommodating 1,250 students, this state-of-the-art school will promote individualised learning, creating settings for innovative teaching, incorporating new technology, environmental sustainability, collaboration and exploration of the surrounding environment.

Designed by Cox Architecture in partnership with Design Inc, the school delivers an innovative and flexible space to encapsulate the best in contemporary learning pedagogy.

The ageing University of South Australia Reid Building was refurbished, providing six learning levels plus secure parking for 170 bicycles. The refurbished building is linked by a glass atrium to a brand new seven-storey building overlooking the stunning surrounds of the Adelaide Botanic Gardens, Adelaide Zoo, parklands and the vibrant university precinct.

RLB began working closely with the Department for Education and the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure in 2015, taking a proactive, solutions based approach to the management of scope and costs. The project was delivered on time and within budget and is regarded as a benchmark contemporary secondary education facility.

Adelaide Botanic High School Case Study

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