Tranby Aboriginal College

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This project at Tranby Aboriginal College involved a number of aspects of work including a major new building containing classrooms and workrooms and alterations and conservation work to the existing Heritage listed buildings on the site.

Sydney’s Tranby Aboriginal Co-operative (for education and advancement of indigenous people) opened new teaching facilities at the rear of its headquarters in a Georgian cottage in Glebe, NSW. The development, is a cluster of two and three-storey circular pavilions made of split-face blocks, topped with cooper dome roofs, linked by meandering balconies and pathways around a sinuous central court. The circular geometry was inspired by the Aboriginal tradition of the ‘learning circle’, where students and elders sit facing each other.

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