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Nigel Peck Centre, Melbourne Grammar School

John Wardle Architects

Although situated in an urban landscape, Melbourne Grammar School is set amid lush sporting fields while the buildings giving on to Domain Road look out over the Royal Botanic Gardens across the street.
The Quadrangle building in local bluestone was the original core of the complex, its Victorian neogothic architecture set harmoniously among historic trees.
John Wardle Architects’ new building, the Nigel Peck Centre, is part of an overall brief to create a new campus entry, consolidate the school’s library facilities and provide supporting lecture theatre and seminar room spaces to forge a new campus heart focused on learning and socialisation.
The design comprises a series of inter-linked pavilions that continue the scale and rhythm of the school’s frontage onto Domain Road. Extensive glazed surfaces increase the visibility and transparency of the whole complex, giving...

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