The School in a Park: How Gray Puksand is literally pushing the boundaries of education design.

Gray Puksand completed design for the innovative new South Melbourne Park Primary School, opened to students in Term 1, 2019. Set within lush parkland’s and incorporating existing architectural heritage, this modern co-educational school caters to the city’s growing urban population, accommodating 550 new students.

The new school is built on the site of the old Albert Park Signal Depot and Drill Hall and has direct connections with Albert Park’s green open spaces and its network of pedestrian pathways.

Working closely and collaboratively with the community and educational specialists, Gray Puksand has designed a stand-alone campus that takes full advantage of its unique location, with a scheme that creates a ‘porous school environment’.

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