Highgate Primary School building design collects awards

Highgate Primary School Principal Stephen Ivey with Adrian Iredale, director iredale pedersen hook.
Highgate Primary School Principal Stephen Ivey with Adrian Iredale, director iredale pedersen hook.

THE newest building at one of Perth’s oldest schools Highgate Primary School is collecting local accolades and is a finalist for a prestigious international nod.

Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects’ design for the two-story teaching block completed in 2017 won the Urban Design and the Hillson Beasley Award at the WA Architectural Awards in June.

The awards jury noted the architects delivered a “culturally rich contemporary learning facility” with their design which the neighbourhood benefitted from as much as the staff and students.

It is now a finalist in the national awards.

The building also won the 2018 Australian Institute of Builders (AIB) WA Chapter Professional Excellence in Building Award and has been shortlisted for numerous Master Builders Excellence in Construction Awards.

The design is up for global recognition as a finalist in the 2018 World Architecture Festival Awards which will be held in Amsterdam in November.

The festival this year received a record number of entries from 81 countries.

Highgate Primary School was opened in 1895 with 80 children.