KNOX GRAMMAR SCHOOL
Wahroonga NSW | Education
ABOUT THE PROJECT
The upper balcony of this established school is over 1000m² of exposed hot paving and offers very little reason for students, parents and staff to congregate in this area. So staff and community sought a new vision for this important space, a vision that would symbolise and emulate the transition that the boys will soon be making to tertiary campus style facilities and be multi purposeful.
This balcony garden space will enable a tactile, empowered and relaxing environment and will include group and individual learning areas, breakout, barbeque facilities and protection from the elements. The goal for the school is to include the broader community of parents in the learning journey and this space.
“We engaged Outhouse Design for a key project in designing a suitable outdoor courtyard space for up to 700 students. The design included spaces that could be used for outdoor classrooms, as well as informal gathering spaces, along with an outdoor kitchen. The design and project has been a huge success. We found the Outhouse Design team great to work with and they really listened to our requirements and ideas, delivering great design concepts. They even arranged for us to visit a supplier to view the tile selection to ensure it was in keeping with our vision for the space. The team provided great oversight during the installation/construction phase of the project and were very professional. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending them for your next project.”