Cut into the base of a steep hillside at Stirling East Primary School the new seven classroom building presented an interesting architectural challenge. By splitting each level into separate buildings, the requirements for stairs and lifts was removed and increased area added into the learning areas.
Access to the lower levels is via a series of ramps and stairs that open into a learning commons complete with wet area benches and computer skills area. There are three classrooms along the back of the building that have operable walls that allow the three classrooms to merge into a much larger room.
The first floor is accessed by a combination of ramps and bridges that land on a wide verandah that wraps around three sides. Internally there is a large common area that houses wet area and computer areas complete with a curved ceiling and views over the oval. Two classrooms either side complete the first floor.
Set at the back of the school oval, the new building compliments the existing school redevelopment completed in 2002 and provides a focal point for the school while capturing the views of the hills surrounding the school.