Sancta Sophia College New Student Accommodation
Location Camperdown, NSW
Client Farrell Coyne Projects
Project Duration 2010 - 2011
CONTEXT in conjunction with Nettleton Tribe Architects were engaged to design new accommodation facilities for Sancta Sophia College on Parramatta Road.
The landscape Vision was to create a high quality, sustainable college landscape that recognises the specific requirements of the residents as well as addressing the site’s historic character.
The intent was to create a number of attractive, secure outdoor spaces which visually link the interior and exterior within a framework of boundary treatments that offer intermittent screening along perimeters.
The retention and protection of the heritage figs and other major trees on the site guided the building layout, creating a functional, protected courtyard environment.
The landscape design incorporated ESD principles by ensuring at least 50% of the site remained porous, using a combination of shrub beds, trees in mulched beds and a palette of hard materials that are permeable, such as brick paving on a sand bed and gravel in pathways and courtyard areas to maximise site water penetration.
Site by Pictura Creative