Ultimo Public School
© Brett Boardman

ULTIMO PUBLIC SCHOOL

Designinc + Lacoste + Stevenson + bmc2 Architects

PLANNER
Urbis

TRAFFIC
Arup

BUILDER
Hindmarsh

PROJECT MANAGER
HKA

MANUFACTURERS
Troldtekt, Autex, Colorbond, Dulux, Reckli, Tarkett, Vanceva, Austral Precast, Laminate

STRUCTURE
TTW

BCA
BCA Logic

HYDRAULIC
JHA

YEAR
2021

CLIENT
School Infrastructure NSW

LEAD DESIGN ARCHITECTS
Lacoste+Stevenson

CATAGORY
Schools

LOCATION
Ultimo, Australia

AREA
11000 m²

Ultimo Public School
© Brett Boardman
Ultimo Public School
© Brett Boardman

Set in a dense urban district of Sydney in which most children live in apartments, Ultimo Public School sets classrooms within gardens and outdoor terraces, enhancing the children’s sensory connection to the natural world.

Ultimo Public School
© Brett Boardman
Ultimo Public School
© Brett Boardman
Ultimo Public School
© Brett Boardman
Ultimo Public School
© Brett Boardman
Ultimo Public School
© Brett Boardman
Ultimo Public School
© Brett Boardman

The new school promotes leading pedagogical methods in teaching through flexible learning spaces and strong connections between indoor and outdoor.Multifunctional spaces encourage students and teachers to explore and discover diverse teaching and learning opportunities.

To maximize useable space, all terraces and rooftops become gardens or play spaces, allowing the teaching spaces to connect directly to outdoor spaces.

Ultimo Public School
© Brett Boardman
Ultimo Public School
© Brett Boardman
Ultimo Public School
© Brett Boardman

The design takes advantage of the steep slope of the site to arrange the school as a series of terraces.

Each playground has its own unique atmosphere adapted to its use. The provision of access to spaces for local community use has ensured that the school is a vibrant new space for the whole community even outside school hours.

Ultimo Public School
© Brett Boardman


Ultimo Public School
© Brett Boardman
Ultimo Public School
© Brett Boardman
Ultimo Public School
© Brett Boardman
Ultimo Public School
© Brett Boardman
Ultimo Public School
© Brett Boardman
Ultimo Public School
© Brett Boardman
Ultimo Public School
© Brett Boardman


Ultimo Public School
Plan - Ground Floor
Ultimo Public School
Plan 1st Floor
Ultimo Public School
Plan - 2nd Floor
Ultimo Public School
Plan - 3rd Floor
Ultimo Public School
Plan - 4th Floor
Ultimo Public School
Plan - Site


Ultimo Public School
Section
Ultimo Public School
North Elevation
Ultimo Public School
Axonometry