MAGS takes a bow for award winning extension

August 28, 2017

Moama Anglican Grammar School principal Teresa Deshon with students Alysha Toohill and Kerrie Dick. Photo by Luke Hemer.

EXTENSIONS at Moama Anglican Grammar School have won an award in the 2017 Building Design Association of Victoria awards of excellence.

The project, which more than tripled the size of the original main building, was successful in the excellence in use of timber category.

The BDAV judges said the beautiful acoustic ply ceiling in the library provides a warm, nurturing environment, and bounces light entering through the highlights deep into the space.

“Skillful application of timber unifies the multitude of different spaces, each with their own distinct function and requirements,” they said.

“As the material of choice for joinery, tessellated plywood creates a timber ‘mosaic’, and this theme is consistently reflected throughout, from reception to wall cladding, from furniture to light objects and windows.

“This was a clear winner demonstrating excellent use of timber.”

MAGS principal Teresa Deshon said the extension was a spectacular opportunity for the school and its students and confirmation of its evolution into a major learning and community hub for the twin towns.

“It was also such a bonus for me to arrive at the school this year and benefit from the hard work of so many people in getting this work done,” Ms Deshon said.

“It is a tribute to the school community and the wider Echuca-Moama community for its commitment to, and support of, the school.”

The winning design was done by Echuca-based Brandrick Architects.

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