Korowa Anglican Girls’ School is situated in a heritage area of Glen Iris. The School has a mission to develop confident, capable young women who value their physical, social, and emotional wellbeing as the foundation for a flourishing life, and to support this mission, a new Sports and Wellbeing Centre was developed in the heart of the School.
The project involved the demolition of the existing gymnasium building and swimming pool prior the construction of the new state-of-the-art Sports and Wellbeing Centre where the entire health and wellbeing of each student is fully catered for; physically, emotionally, mentally, socially and spiritually. The Centre provides students and staff with facilities including:
- A 25m swimming pool with eight lanes, supported by modern changeroom facilities.
- An indoor multi-purpose court for basketball, netball, badminton and volleyball.
- A rooftop multi-purpose court for netball, basketball and School events.
- A multi-purpose drama space for performances and events with professional theatre technologies and Juliet balcony.
- Purpose-built dance facilities including a sprung floor and barre.
- Studio spaces for Pilates and yoga.
- Perceptual Motor Program (PMP) room to facilitate the development of fundamental motor skills in a dedicated space.
- A fully equipped gym for strength and conditioning programs.
- A Café opening onto a piazza to enhance the social interaction and wellbeing for all students.
- A Health Centre with offices and meeting spaces for health services, counsellor, psychologist, careers specialist and learning support staff.
The large multi-functional spaces provide flexibility for all group sizes to come together to work collaboratively and the new Centre is supported by further sports facilities at the School including a grassed oval and eight tennis courts. The facility was named The Roslyn Otzen Sports and Wellbeing Centre to honour Dr Roslyn Otzen; an important and valued member of the Korowa history and community.
We are proud to have delivered this project for Korowa Anglican Girls’ School in collaboration with Accuraco and Sally Draper Architects and are excited to see the new Sports and Wellbeing Centre become an important facility for the campus, supporting physical fitness and the health and wellbeing of students.