Atelier Annette Pust is proud to present
the design for the William Campbell College
Atelier Annette Pust has developed a design concept for the "Special Assistance School" in Nowra, to meet the needs of traumatised children and young people with severe behavioural problems who are unable to attend mainstream schooling.
The innovative concept incorporates the outdoors to the classrooms. The idea is based on current studies that suggest close contact with nature has a positive effect on children and can be of particular benefit for those who require special assistance. All classrooms have maximum exposure to a landscaped courtyard.
The courtyards allow for multiple uses such as outdoor classroom as well as nature play recess area and outdoor individual withdrawal space for calming down time. They also provide visible separation of the classrooms while maintaining physical closeness and treat students (and teachers !) with a beautiful, calming view onto green vegetation from the classrooms.
The sustainable and functionally efficient set up provides a positive, inspiring and nurturing learning environment. The facility comprises of six classrooms each with withdrawal rooms and retreat areas, common PE area, library and learning kitchen.
The timeless design groups together a branch with common rooms and 3 educational room clusters. The clusters are two classrooms each with their peripheral rooms that enclose a green landscaped inner courtyard.
We are proud to be part of the journey and are keen to see this ambitious project come to life.