Baringa State Primary School

  • Architecture
  • Brisbane
Baringa State School by Group GSA

A contemporary primary school designed to adapt to its unique location within the urban village footprint

Collaborative learning spaces are intertwined with built form, encapsulating passive design strategies to provide a flexible and sustainable learning environment. It's the first primary school in Stockland's new urban village, 'Aura'.

The Group
Client: Department of Education and FKG
Studios: Brisbane, Australia
The Team:
Baringa State School by Group GSA

FKG engaged Group GSA to provide construction documentation and construction phase services, developing the design produced initially by Thelander Architects.

Baringa State Primary School, the first primary school in Stockland’s new urban village, ‘Aura’, commenced its first stage of construction in 2017 and was completed in 2018. The school, designed to accommodate approximately 300 students in Prep to Year 6 classes, is a testament to our commitment to providing quality educational facilities.

Stage 1 consisted of 6 Prep classrooms, 16 GLA classrooms, a robotics and engineering laboratory and music facilities, a resource centre, a canteen and central amenities. Stage 2 provided a Student Support facility and 12 additional GLA classrooms for approximately 1000 students in total capacity.

The school is located on a relatively flat site. It provides landscaped and accessible play precincts designed as outdoor learning spaces suited to each year level.

The layout of the built form focuses on clear progression for students as they move from Preparatory school to Senior school levels. Privacy to neighbouring properties is achieved by orienting play areas located internally and buildings along the street frontage.


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Lachlan McCallum Associate Director

Lachlan is an Associate Director and has developed professionally into a team leader and Project Architect responsible for the leadership of project documentation teams, and overseeing projects during construction

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