Sacred Heart Performing Arts Centre
Traditional Territory: Kaurna Country
Sacred Heart College is a co-education school of 1700 students located in the southern suburbs of Adelaide, South Australia.
The Brother Stephen Debourg Performing Arts Centre supports the intervention of a contemporary building into a historically significant precinct and prominent location on the grounds. Bridging between existing traditional building stock, the performing art facility nestles comfortably within a grove of established trees in the manicured landscape.
Presenting solid walls to the east, north and west facades reduces unnecessary heat loads, yet the building provides transparency to the south landscaped portion of the site. This characteristic, in conjunction with a reduction to a scale in keeping with the adjacent residential buildings, fosters visual connection and promotes passive surveillance.