Kiara College Additions & Improvements
Department of Finance
The transformation and rejuvenation of Kiara College celebrates contemporary design using traditional materials in sophisticated ways, providing a fresh new identity for the school.
Designed by With_ Architecture Studio, and delivered by EMCO Building via a staged approach, the new college upgrade project included:
New state-of-the-art performing arts centre
Covered outdoor playing courts to enhance the college's specialist basketball program
Major refurbishment of the medical centre
Minor refurbishment of the food technologies, health education and administration blocks
Improved acoustics to the existing music rooms
Site services upgrades
Parking for 23 vehicles
Soft and hard landscaping
Kiara College celebrates red brick and white curves using complimentary materials that connects old and new. The singular building structure is a sophisticated contemporary design that acknowledges the college’s original architecture whilst redefining it with a simple yet striking design.
The red brick building and brick detail with white fluted cantilevered roof defines the school’s entry and drop-off zone creating a visually striking façade. The hero façade features custom fabricated aluminum cladding complimented by the elongated red brick wall with integrated bench seat supporting the school entry zone facilities and offering a functional built form for the school environment.
Think Brick Award 2022 National Winner – Horbury Hunt Commercial Award & High Commendation – Horbury Hunt Commercial Award
Australian Institute of Architects Awards 2022 WA Chapter Award for Educational Architecture