Education

Sandy Bay Infant School

19-1 Sandy Bay Infant School

New works at Sandy Bay Infant School have created an environment that is fun, functional, hospitable and a showcase for sustainable design: the School has basically been re-invented using a sustainable design blueprint.  Constraints, in particular, a limited budget, were turned to advantage with all elements of the design serving multiple functions Рthe extra cost of elevating the new areas of construction was offset by the consequent cost-free creation of a covered wet weather play area; the abutting of the new wing against the existing school building provided a cost-free thermal buffer to eliminate excessive solar heat gain and glare within existing classrooms; and re-planning of the school allowed new spaces to be devoted to maximum use functions (such as classrooms), with refurbished spaces used for functions not requiring fulltime occupation such as a new school hall and service spaces.