The Junior School Music Hall provides an essential asset to Carey Grammar School. As a purpose built music hall it has been designed for flexibility for multiple uses for the School. Other activities include sports, large formal and informal gatherings and the potential for the Junior School to provide a multifunctional space for the greater campus. The Hall is situated on the edge of the campus and is an important part of its public and community presence. It is situated on one of the gateways into the School and is designed to acknowledge and promote this entrance to the campus. The design and materials of the façade sits within the landscape reflecting the native vegetation around. Location and orientation of the Hall achieves a number of important outcomes. It is orientated to capture passive solar energy and good daylighting and to promote and enhance natural ventilation. Extended eaves also provide shelter for pedestrians entering the campus and negotiate a path form the street into the central courtyard.
Photography by Rhiannon Slatter.