ROXBY DOWNS AREA SCHOOL

This is an exciting redevelopment of existing buildings and outdoor areas at Roxby Downs Area School (RDAS) to form a large preschool complex providing a 65 place Children’s Centre as well as a Day Care for 120 children. The Children’s Centre includes community meeting spaces and Allied Health support services and is located in the former library building at RDAS. A new library is to be created within the former Senior Years classroom block and the Seniors will occupy the TAFE building adjacent.
The former library building is pyramidal in shape with a raking ceiling soaring to 8m above the floor at the central column. This has presented challenges to bring the scale down suitable for little preschoolers. It is also difficult to make it work acoustically. Sonus Acoustics Engineering has worked closely with us to develop an innovative solution using suspended panels.
Wax Design has developed beautiful outdoor learning spaces suited to a range of ages from birth to age 5 across 1500m2 and appropriate for the harsh environment.
Thanks again to our friends and colleagues at Meinhardt who looked after Services and Structural-Civil Engineering design.
We look forward to construction commencing sometime in 2018.
We are very proud to have been part of this innovative design process with staff and leadership at RDAS, the Directors of the Preschool, and BHP and look forward to completion of what will be an important community asset late in 2018.

ARCHITECT AND INTERIOR DESIGN
Kilpatrick Architecture
BUILDER
to be selected
CLIENT
Department for Education and Child Development
DATE
design work commenced October 2016
LOCATION
Far North Region of South Australia
QUANTITY SURVEYOR
Rider Levett Bucknall
SERVICE ENGINEERING
Meinhardt Group
STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING
Meinhardt Group
LANDSCAPE
Wax Design
ACOUSTICS ENGINEERING
Sonus Pty Ltd