Duffy Primary School Burrinjuck Cres, Duffy ACT

role Architecture, Interior Design value Not Applicable area Not Applicable completion date Ongoing client ACT Department of Education and Training

As part of the Federal Government Education Stimulus Package ‘Building the Education Revolution,’ peckvonhartel has completed the refurbishment of various primary schools in the ACT area.

peckvonhartel was appointed by Bovis Lend Lease to carry out the architectural and interior design component of the Duffy Primary School refurbishment. The works include interior and exterior refurbishment to the Library, Performance Hall, Classrooms, Toilet Blocks and Specialist Teaching Rooms.

The refurbishment of the school library required reconfiguring the current layout to suit present and future user requirements. peckvonhartel addressed this by integrating four zones within an open plan space; an interactive learning zone, a group activity zone, a quiet zone, and an administration zone. Furniture and fittings were selected to allow flexible learning configurations, whilst also catering for all student and teaching staff needs. Furthermore, themed finishes were designated to each zone to visually define each area, and to foster a dynamic and positive learning environment.

The new colour palette applied to the refurbished areas were carried on through to other spaces in the existing building that were of the original scope, unifying the new design with the present rooms.