Portland Bay School

Portland Bay School is a government special developmental school for students between the ages of 5 and 18 years. The school is currently located on the corner of the Bundarra Primary School site, with the existing facilities rated below the standard minimum requirements and with insufficient space to cater for growing student numbers. This project involves the relocation of the school to new, purpose-built facilities at Portland Primary School. The design for the new school is centred around a protected courtyard that links all spaces visually and spatially. The user-centred design offers inclusive teaching environments, integrated with flexible learning experiences. Segregation of users has been avoided by providing fluid connections between learning zones, storage areas, wet areas/kitchens and withdrawal spaces throughout.