Darlington Public School is being upgraded to deliver new facilities and provide for growing student enrolments in the area. The entry’s more rigid geometrical facade gives way to soft undulating curves once inside. The curved facade gently embraces the important and carefully planned, large outdoor environment. Play is significant in the design, and the second stage of the development will provide diverse play spaces in a variety of scales and settings. Each outdoor space will be overlaid for additional usages such as outdoor learning. A large basketball court, areas to rest, decks, pathways, shortcuts, and a large protected courtyard that spills off the school hall is to be constructed, allowing for sheltered outdoor events.
Landscaping has been carefully considered and will be integrated into the next stage of the development. Specifically selected indigenous plants will feature in the community garden. The garden will be used to teach the students how plants are used in indigenous cooking and culture.