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Adelaide Botanic High School

Adelaide Botanic High School

by Cox Architecture & Design Inc

Botanic High locates a STEM focused and contemporary vertical school in a beautiful parkland setting, combining science and nature in a connected learning environment. The pedagogical vision that has driven the design fosters students as innovative and creative learners, providing young people with a range of experiences, ideas and perspectives.

The school is deeply integrated into an established education and cultural precinct in the north-east corner of the city, set within the parklands and adjacent to the Botanic Garden, Zoo, universities and associated buildings along Frome Road.

Botanic High has been conceived as a vertical high school with an ‘active’ atrium as the central community heart between the repurposed and new buildings. It creates a multi-disciplinary vertical learning environment that allows a high degree of visual and physical connectivity between floors. The vertical nature of the building offers opportunities for collaboration and connection not available in a traditional school setting.

Photographer: Sam Noonan

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