School Administration Building

St Joseph’s College, Ferntree Gully, Melbourne

This is an administration wing for a Catholic school in Melbourne. The building, as an administration centre, uses the concertina file as a metaphor. This works beautifully to allow the west façade to be closed to the sun whilst allowing direct northern sun in. The curved band of the building enables all staff to share a similar experience and eliminates the need for corridors.

Photographer: Peter Hyatt