Three spaces, two boxes and a linking element – this simple courtyard design concept belies the complex set of requirements the building delivers. A BER project, it achieves optimal, cost effective, multifunctional spaces and anticipates the future development of a high school campus. The design moderates a change in built scale from the existing small classrooms and courtyards to this vastly larger hall. It develops the school’s existing expression of sculptural form and use of natural materials. It meets community expectations regarding an appropriate architectural language derived from its Tasmanian context yet alluding to architectural precedent for Steiner school buildings worldwide.
Tarremah Hall integrates environmentally sustainable design with innovation in solar energy, structure and the use of materials to achieve short and long term cost efficiencies.