Adelaide Botanic High School

DesignInc, in collaboration with Cox Architecture, will design and deliver South Australia’s first vertical school. Located in the CBD, Adelaide Botanic High School is due to open in 2019.

For 1,250 secondary school students, the buildings are designed with flexible learning areas to enable an integrated curriculum that helps prepare them for the future.

The new school’s heart will be a light-filled atrium connecting the adapted Reid Building (six storeys) to a new seven-storey building as an active atrium.

Environmental design will minimise energy and water use, in support of the city’s Adelaide to Zero Carbon Challenge. It is targeting a 5 Green Star certification.

  • CLIENT

    SA Department for Education and Child Development, Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure

  • LOCATION

    Adelaide, South Australia

  • YEAR

    Completion due 2019

  • SCALE

    15,750 sqm

  • VALUE

    $100 million

  • PROJECT LEADERSHIP
    Wayne Dixon Craig Tonkin Jennifer Drake
  • COLLABORATORS

    Cox Architecture
    Landscape Architecture – TCL

  • PHOTOGRAPHY

    Renders by Cox Architecture

Our State’s future will be built on high quality public schools which equip our students with the skills needed to secure the jobs of the future.

The Hon. Jay Weatherill MP, Premier of South Australia

The Adelaide Botanic High School’s name reflects its specialist health and sciences program. Purpose-designed laboratories are equipped with state-of-the-art science and design technology to support the STEM focus (science, technology, engineering, mathematics), preparing students to be future innovators.

Key facilities

  • Food technology kitchens
  • Library and research centre
  • Maker spaces (design, media studies, art)
  • Indoor gymnasium
  • Outside learning and recreation spaces
  • Music and drama learning and practice spaces
  • Cafeteria with outdoor terrace
  • Basement parking for 170 bicycles

Anthony Quan

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Christon Batey-Smith

DirectorMelbourne

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Richard Stafford

Managing DirectorAdelaide

Richard Stafford

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Ian Armstrong

DirectorSydney

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Rohan Wilson

DirectorMelbourne

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Richard Does

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Stephen Webb

Design DirectorMelbourne

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Sandeep Amin

Managing DirectorSydney

Sandeep Amin

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Ben Zoontjens

Associate DirectorAdelaide

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Daniel Walton

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Adrian Doohan

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George Wong

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Sally Brincat

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Darryl Suttie

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Mary Anne McGirr

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Jane Sayers

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