The new building at the Pimlico campus is a new state-of-the-art music facility featuring specialized acoustically treated practice rooms, small informal performance spaces and multi-purpose general learning areas. The existing music learning spaces were in desperate need for renovation and an expansion was required to serve the expanding music learning spaces to ensure the school’s emphasis on academic excellence in the performing arts and instrumental music.
Various methods of teaching and learning and their spatial requirements were taken into consideration within the design of proposed building, to ensure seamless operation of the new music precinct.
The atrium, linking old and new, is the informal heart of the building and is envisioned as a flexible area for collaboration, display, individual learning and performance space.
A small hub providing student services have been combined to allow greater ease for preparation and communication between staff, allowing for professional development at a staff level with opportunities for learning and mentoring between faculty members.
By using building materials such as red brick and a colour palette to match the surroundings of the existing built environment at Pimlico SHS, we were able to create a contemporary building while remaining sympathetic to the adjacent buildings.