The school at the end of the rainbow

Clearly the end of the rainbow lies in the Sydney suburb of Wahroonga.

The eye-catching Wahroonga Preparatory School, designed by GGF Architects, certainly makes a colour statement.

Before the massive injection of colour, Wahroonga Preparatory School was a somewhat drab cream brick building that had undergone various alterations over the years. It stood out (for all the wrong reasons) from the adjoining State heritage-listed St John’s Uniting Church and hall complex built in the inter-war Gothic and Federation styles.

To create a cohesive design, the existing school building was sheathed in multicoloured fibre-cement panels and new sections for classrooms, a library and a music and art room were added. The Lego-like facade echoes the stained glass window of the adjacent church. The result is spectacular – lucky kids.

(via Design Milk)

Katrina Whelen

Katrina studied planning and design, did the hard yards working in a big office building and then traded it all in for a relaxing (!) life at home with four children. She now fills her time with writing, completing a degree in genetics and taxiing her children around Melbourne to their various sporting commitments (not necessarily in that order).

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