Ruyton Girls’ School Margaret McRae Centre
Ruyton Girls’ School
Woods Bagot Architects
Months to build
- 2017 Master Builders VIC – Commercial Buildings $10-$15m
- 2017 Master Builders AUS – National Education Facility Award
- Restrictive Site Access
- Live Operating Environment
- Staged Project Delivery
- Existing Structure Works
- Highly Architectural Design
This project involved the construction of a new performing arts building, classrooms, function rooms, and science labs within the existing operational grounds of Ruyton Girls’ School.
Designed by award-winning architect Woods Bagot, the façade of the building is comprised of extensive cladding, complex glazed systems and protruding steel reveals. Internally, a high level of architectural finishes is continued throughout. The quality control required was of the highest order, given the vast amount of high-level architectural finishes, complex façade details, and extensive internal fit-out.
The D&C nature of the bespoke façade included a number of innovative building solutions. The architectural specification nominated a concrete ground paver system that had never been used as a façade material. There were two colours of pavers with two different finishes, and two different sizes.
Working closely with our client, a detailed site management plan was developed to ensure the highest level of community and student safety was assured whilst work productivity was also maintained.