The highly coveted award, from the Australasian Association for Learning Environments is in the category of renovation and modernisation under $5m.
IGS Principal Shauna Colnan said she was absolutely thrilled that the Bibliothèque had been recognised in this way.
“The Bibliothèque is a landmark project of the IGS Master Plan which was launched with the Strategic Plan at Speech Night 2016,” said Principal Shauna Colnan.
“Congratulations to BVN Architects for their inspired design that captured so beautifully all that we wanted in the Bibliothèque. Congratulations and thank you also to Director of the Bibliothèque Jenny Williams for her vision in establishing an enchanting and flexible learning space that is fostering our students’ love of books, reading and scholarship. Jenny and her team have done a superb job in bringing this vision to life for the benefit of our students from Early Learning to Year 12.”
“I also want to thank the IGS Board for its unwavering support of our vision to transform the campus, and the school community for all the ideas shared as we developed our aspiration to create once more a whole school library in the heart of our campus.”
BVN Principal Phillip Rossington said he was delighted their team had been able to meet the IGS brief so successfully.
“The Bibliothèque has been a key project in the reinvention of the IGS Campus, an important central amenity bringing all cohorts of the community together,” Mr Rossington said.
“The A4LE Award is particularly rewarding as it an acknowledgement that the Bibliothèque is an exemplar of contemporary learning spaces.”
“It has been really exciting to watch this dynamic, vibrant space come to life over the last 12 months,” said Ms Williams.
“The students love it,” Ms Marchbank added. “The reading tunnel and pond are particular favourites with children of all ages and the Max Meyer Reading Room has become a calm sanctuary for our Year 12 students”.
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