Crosier Scott’s latest addition to the Killester College Campus is a striking new Performing Arts Centre purpose built to support the school’s flourishing arts curriculum through the provision of a dynamic learning and performance environment. The new building and surrounding landscape works complement the existing campus and provide a meaningful, practical and pragmatic addition to the school that accommodates a flexible range of activities.
The design incorporates bespoke music and drama facilities, internal and external performance and gathering zones, flexible and adaptable learning and activity spaces, offices and administration areas, as well as functional storage, garage and accessible toilet/change-room facilities alongside landscaped recreational spaces that provide an opportunity for further congregation and summertime performances.
The Centre encourages students to engage with drama and music, while at the same time providing a useful and utilised asset to the whole school community. It is vibrant, warm, welcoming and engaging, encouraging students to access and express themselves, a place where the performing arts can be highlighted, celebrated and taught in purpose-built spaces that all students can enjoy.
The striking design incorporates playful references to musicality through the use of material and colour, while the design fully exploits its location and orientation, weaving the new facility into the fabric of the existing campus and providing a vibrant, healthy and sustainable environment that responds flexibly to the current and future performing arts requirement of the school.
Photography: Peter Casamento
Builder: Harris HMC