The aim of the City Campus Rejuvenation Project was to rebuild The Gordon in Geelong to improve the access to state-of-the-art TAFE facilities for local students, and as part of the project, Building H was redeveloped into a student hub and library, and the Geelong Tech School was established on the campus.
Geelong Tech School
The Geelong Tech School was developed to create a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) focus for partner schools. The world-class facilities span two levels with a library, an auditorium, a presentation gallery, 6 flexible learning spaces and 2 custom fitted spaces that can be utilised for designing prototypes, engineering, and presentations. The building is equipped with computers, the latest audio-visual equipment, virtual reality stations and motion capture system, 3D printers, a laser cutter/etcher, and a variety of other prototyping equipment.
The Gordon TAFE (Building G & Building H)
Along with the newly built library, the adjoining Building H was fully refurbished with a new main entry built on the ground floor for shared use with the Geelong Tech School. The external façades to all four floors of Building H were upgraded with integrated digital façade signage, and Building G façade was refreshed.
On the ground floor, the student services area was consolidated, and the general education and EAL (English as an Additional Language) teaching areas, including a general use computer lab with after-hours access were refurbished, as was the student breakout area and teaching labs on the three upper levels.