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New high school opens its doors

19 December 2018

The $100 million Adelaide Botanic High School has today opened its doors for a glimpse of what will be on offer to students when it officially opens in Term 1 next year.

Its unique design and decor is informed by the latest research to develop the building, learning spaces and curriculum to maximise student learning and teacher collaboration. 

Key design features include:

  • a new 6 storey building with a rooftop terrace and basement
  • glass atrium linking the new building with the completely refurbished UniSA Reid building which will have a basement and open-planed plaza at ground level
  • external learning and recreation spaces on the upper levels and around the parklands
  • music and drama practice, performance and learning spaces and a theatre with a typographical projector
  • modern laboratories with engineering and investigative sciences equipment, food technology kitchens and an industrial kitchen, maker spaces and library and research centre
  • secure basement bicycle parking for 170 bicycles.

Adelaide Botanic High School is the state’s second high school within the CBD and will start with years 8 and 9 students initially, growing to 1250 students by 2022.

Local firm Cox Architecture has partnered with DesignInc, TCL, AECOM and KBR to design the new CBD high school, with Lendlease Building Contractors Pty Ltd winning the major design and construct contract.

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The entrance to the new Adelaide Botanic High Schoo Interior area with tables and stools at Adelaide Botanic High School. The entrance to the new Adelaide Botanic High Schoo A basketball court at Adelaide Botanic High School Interior area showing a learning space at the new Adelaide Botanic High School Interior of Adelaide Botanic High School, showing a staircase and raised walkway.