Tour 7

Theme: In & Out - Learning Landscapes

Sites:     Greenways Centre, Mentone Grammar School; Meditation and Indigenous Cultural Centre, Bentleigh Secondary College

Designers:  Kneeler Design;  DWP Suters

The Mentone Grammar Greenways Centre is an autonomous Year 9 campus housed in a reinvented 1970s auditorium located within the existing school grounds. The variety and flexibility of both indoor and outdoor learning and social spaces are a response to the rigorous educational programme designed to engage and stimulate the Year 9 cohort. The tiered indoor learning spaces within the existing building are physically and visually linked to external learning spaces. These connected environments include the central enclosed courtyard, student run entry café and deck with herb gardens, performance deck, outdoor learning with wet area benches, remote landscaped rooms and orchard gardens.

The Meditation and Indigenous Cultural Centre at Bentleigh Secondary College focuses on the school’s innovative educational needs and creates an environment to support them. The building’s functional design supports the school’s mindfulness meditation program, indigenous and environmental curriculum.

Both internally and externally, the entire building provides locations for this unique education to take place.

This page last updated: Wednesday 10 February 2016