Developed under the national ‘Local Schools Working Together’ initiative, this federally funded project is one of only four in Queensland. It was a stated intention that the building have an integral relationship to curriculum and provide information – to be itself a teaching tool.
The construction of the building aims to reveal how building materials affect the thermal performance of our built environment. There are light weight walls and floors, walls of conventional brick veneer as well as reverse brick veneer, sections of wall made of concrete block, glass, straw bales, a Trombe wall and regular glass windows.
The architecture of the building aims to the make the education experience a fun and exciting one for the students. With flexible teaching occurring inside and outside the centre, the Dalmau Tool Garage was a perfect fit to store a wide and changing range of equipment.