KCCS

KCCS is what happens when a progressive client with ambitions to foster tomorrow’s leaders meets a creative architectural studio looking to lead now. Collaborating closely with our client, we helped plan a multi staged strategy for establishing a new, independent and innovative school in Arncliffe, Sydney.

KCCS is what happens when a progressive client with ambitions to foster tomorrow’s leaders meets a creative architectural studio looking to lead now.

Collaborating closely with our client, we helped plan a multi staged strategy for establishing a new, independent and innovative school in Arncliffe, Sydney. The school opened in 2015, putting into practice its belief that schools should utilise modern methods of engaging students to best equip them for a future world that no one can truly define.

Location:Arncliffe, NSW
Date:2016
Site Area:3,315 m2
Floor Area:1,730.62 m2
Density:8 studios – 4 breakout spaces – 1 foyer
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Our goal was to design a space to support the delivery of that pedagogy. To establish a framework where the school’s 4C values; creativity, critical reflection, communication and collaboration could be made explicit in a physical form. To help teachers become better facilitators, to more readily inspire their students and help keep them challenged. The architecture is designed to make students central to their own learning to allow a dynamic, deeper and exciting form of learning under the supportive watch of their creative teachers.

The design is for 200 students from Kindergarten to Y12 so spaces are planned to be scaled to suit the various stages of a child’s learning. The Architecture is conceived of as an aperture to the sites existing heritage cottage. The architectural form is a distillation of its suburban context, subjugated and magnified to provide a civic presence and external expression appropriate for the school’s lofty ambitions.

Fuse Architects acknowledges the First Nations peoples, the Gadigal People of the Eora Nation, as the Traditional Custodians of the diverse lands where we live, work, and create. We admire their deep and enduring connections to the land, sea, and community. We are committed to meaningful dialogue, as we work together to honour the past and shape a harmonious future. We pay our respects to the wisdom of their Elders, past, present, and emerging.

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