University High School

21st century learning environment focused on social gathering and information exchange

Location: Wurundjeri Country, 77 Story St, Parkville VIC
Status: Complete

The University High School library provided an opportunity to re-envision the existing space into one that supports the 21st century learner whilst still respecting and enhancing its place as a social and learning hub.

The library includes zones to reflect, socialise, collaborate and stimulate the imagination. Students now have the ability to access digital and physical resources through a reading room, outdoor learning deck, silent study zone and I.T. area.

The design reflects the significant history of the school’s location as a hay and cattle market. Shown through archways in the booths and meeting rooms, a green and orange material palette inspired by the market produce and warm timber in the curved bulkheads referencing the market stalls.

Overall, it is wonderful to see the ways in which our new space supports our students in all their endeavours.
Stephanie Ward
Head of Library and Research