Loreto Clendon Centre celebrates official opening
This week we celebrated the official opening of The Clendon Centre, the new learning and home base for Loreto Toorak’s Years 7 to 9 students. This is the third major project completed by Architectus on campus over the last 12 years.
The new building has been designed to maximise the development opportunity for Loreto within a very restrictive physical context. The building form and materiality needed to respect the physical and visual integrity of the schools’ historic setting: Mandeville Hall designed by Charles Webb, the Chapel, the original St George’s, its outbuildings and, importantly for Heritage Victoria, the memory of the site as a residential compound.
The building’s functional geometry engages with the immediate physical environment while also responding to the residential scale and rhythm of Clendon Road: creating opportunities for different types of external courtyards, scaled for movement, gathering and contemplation.
Learn more about the project here.