Flagstone State Community College
Education & Building Sector
Architecture, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Construction Services, Mechanical Engineering & Safety.
Flagstone State Community College was the result of a need to educate a rapidly growing population in the Beaudesert Shire, south-west of Brisbane. The initial design brief from the Department of Education Training (DET) required a multi stage master plan for a series of interconnected buildings to accommodate 1100 students. The appointed project Stakeholders had a strong vision to provide a new direction in public schooling by providing increased levels of flexible learning through space creation. This ambitious approach strongly influenced JCP’s architectural philosophy in providing a more captivating and inspiring architecture that would represent a more sophisticated approach to learning, bridging the link from secondary to tertiary education.
Traditional functional planning concepts were challenged during the consultation process allowing the development of small micro communities. These precincts separate the middle and senior schools, whilst maintaining direct contact through shared ancillary buildings, which act as the spiritual heart of the campus where all students intermingle. Within each of these precincts a number of learning and meeting zones have been formed through the deliberate use of both the architecture and landscaping. This was an important development allowing spaces to be adopted by students as they progress through the years – this was considered essential in allowing students to grow and develop.