ERIC Number: ED208552
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Wycheproof Education Centre.
Sweetnam and Godfrey, Melbourne (Australia).
The Wycheproof township in New South Wales (Australia) is the regional center for a grain farming community. The Wycheproof Education Centre was formed by the merger of a separate primary and secondary school (on one site with existing buildings), into a single governing body that is educationally structured into junior, middle, and senior sections. In this report the authors, architects and educational planners, advise on the feasibility of reusing existing buildings and on providing community services. In addition, building criteria and a schematic design for a new school are presented. The report presents the background of the school; the characteristics of the community and the facility needs expressed by members of the community; and an analysis of the school site and its relationship to the climate. The proposed building plans and their estimated costs are covered in the final two sections. Numerous illustrations show existing site and buildings as well as features of the proposed school and grounds. The proposed school design provides for energy savings by substantially reducing reliance on artificial lighting, heating, cooling, and ventilation and allows for future installation of solar space heating and solar air conditioning equipment. Because of these factors, the design could serve as a model for the design of institutions in arid zones. (MLF)
Descriptors: Architectural Programing, Building Plans, Climate, Construction Costs, Curriculum, Educational Facilities Design, Educational Facilities Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Energy Conservation, Facility Guidelines, Facility Requirements, Foreign Countries, Illustrations, Landscaping, School Community Relationship, School Organization, Shared Facilities, Site Analysis, Solar Radiation, Spatial Relationship (Facilities)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Sweetnam and Godfrey, Melbourne (Australia).
Identifiers: Australia (Wycheproof)