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Mentone Grammar School – Arts and Creativity Centre

Completion year 2016

Key People

Dara McGrenaghan

Civil Section Manager, Principal

Ashley Willis

Structural Project Engineer, Associate

Paul Moore

Structural Section Manager, Principal

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Mentone Grammar School’s new Arts and Creativity Centre houses a 430 seat auditorium with full stage lighting and controls, fly gallery, orchestra pit and subfloor air dispersion. The first floor is dedicated to music, with multiple rehearsal and learning spaces, tutorial rooms, sound labs that will be able to accommodate 150 students simultaneously.

The lower floor is dedicated to Arts & Technology which can also accommodate 150 students in arts and digital studios, photography labs, food technology areas, wood technology workshop, robotics laboratory which all interface with the auditorium and backstage areas.

A central ‘gallery’ winds through the building, with open stairwells, floor voids and roof skylights creating a visually engaging flow-path through the building.