Masterplan – Saints Peter & Paul Assyrian Primary School, Western Sydney, NSW
“The Masterplanned design creates a safe, balanced environment for exploring and learning, where highly-adaptable, multi-purpose, indoor and outdoor spaces aim to develop a strong sense of identity and community.”
This project was designed by ‘PMDL Architecture + Design’, North Sydney, when Tim was working for them:
Andrew Pender – Practice Director;
Tim Williams – Project Leader;
Marco Martinolli – Design Architect.
Located in Cecil Park in Sydney’s far west, the Saints Peter and Paul Assyrian Primary School campus will cater to students from Kindergarten to Year 6.
The design is for 630 students as a three stream primary school to meet the growing need for an educational facility, fit for the 21st century, which serves the Assyrian Church of the East’s Christian faith, heritage, language, culture and community.
The mostly two-storey proposal incorporates primary and support facilities organised around a central ‘Civic Heart’, facing the vista towards the Blue Mountains overlooking a restored, riparian woodland.
The proposed school site has a strong sense of connection for the local Assyrian community, being next door to their Saints Peter and Paul Parish Church.
In addition, the proposed Primary School is close to the newly-opened, purpose-built, Saint Narsai Christian College (Years 7 – 12), also designed by PMDL.
The Masterplanned design creates a safe, balanced environment for exploring and learning, where highly-adaptable, multi-purpose, indoor and outdoor spaces aim to develop a strong sense of identity and community.
Extensively landscaped grounds for passive and active play, as well as outdoor learning opportunities, are incorporated into the proposal.
Environmentally sensitive design principles are at the heart of the proposal.