Inner Sydney High School Welcomes its First Students
The new comprehensive Inner Sydney High School, which occupies a site on the corner of Cleveland and Chalmers Streets in the urban inner city suburb of Surry Hills, creates a new future focused high-rise campus, with a mix of new and refurbished buildings, providing a diversity of learning environments for the local students.
The new school presents a vertical typology with a bespoke educational model specifically developed collaboratively with educational consultants, fjmtstudio and a selected panel of experts. The school is one of the very few precedents globally of a true high-rise school.
Conceptually the form was conceived as a series of identifiable elements carefully articulated to respond to the scale of the existing context, creating a campus sitting comfortably within and with strong connections to Prince Alfred Park. The form and the continued connection to nature within such an urban environment, creates a natural sense of intimacy and community.