The Queensland Department of Education have invested 30 million dollars in major projects for three schools in the Cairns region. Through a tender process, TPG Architects have been commissioned to design facilities and upgrades for Cairns High, Smithfield High and Trinity Beach State schools.
Cairns High School, first built in 1917, will celebrate with the development of Centennial Hall - a new three-court multipurpose hall featuring a distinctive façade of laser cut panels based on the school’s Indigenous logo. The school’s use of brick work in much of its architectural heritage will be continued in this significant development.
Smithfield High will feature a ‘Centre for Athlete Development and Performing Arts’ (CADPA) in addition to more classrooms and an upgraded special education unit. This project led to a subsequent commission for TPG to collaboratively deliver with the school, a master plan founding a vision for development over the next three decades for the 36 year old school.
Partnering with TPG Architects are CA Architects who will assist in the delivery of Trinity Beach State School’s new two storey building including eight classrooms and an undercroft. The school’s Junior Precinct will also feature a new special education unit, covered nature play area and tuckshop.