Djidi Djidi Aboriginal School

CLIENT
Department of Education

LOCATION
Bunbury

BUILDER
Devaugh Constructions

CONSTRUCTION COMPLETE
Feb 2004


PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Djidi Djidi Aboriginal School in Picton, south of Perth, has been acclaimed internationally as an innovative learning environment that has captured the cultural heritage of the Noongar people and successfully expressed their place in the land. The proclamation of tribal elements within and without the buildings gives a clarity that celebrates Noongar life. Flora, fauna, art, music, performance, dance, language, fire and food - all elements that have been clearly used to define the place as a Noongar place for the children, the elders and the Bunbury community at large. Colours and textures of the land provide a back drop to an enriching learning environment, together with the maintaining and re-establishment of the bushland setting. This is uniquely Australian and establishes EIW as an architectural practice that strives for an enriching excellence in learning environments.

Designshare 2004 Merit Award
RAIA 2004 Awards Entrant

Entry
Covered Assembly
Learning Blocks
Natural vegetation was retained where possible
Roof forms
Entry to Learning Block
Central spine
Artwork

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