Hames Sharley’s design for the Prince Alfred College boarding houses have reached the point of commencement on site, and with this comes the release of an animated visualisation of how the project will look upon completion. Prince Alfred College is one of Adelaide’s premier independent education providers and the designs will provide new accommodation for over 150 students.
Set opposite the historic school campus in Kent Town on the eastern fringe of the city centre, the design translates the client’s aspirations of providing a premium standard of accommodation and comfort that will create an atmosphere comparable to the home environment and will support boarders’ academic and social development.
With facilities over 8,000m2 across five floors, the design was driven by existing site constraints, the vision for pastoral care and environmental considerations that culminated in a three wing facility with a central core. This ‘heart space’ circulation core facilitates connectivity and interaction between multiple boarding houses and also the wider school community with a pedestrian link back to the main campus as an extension of their home environment.
The project now moves on to the construction stage and completed by the end of 2018.
The animation can be viewed here.