St Catherine’s College, Perth, WA
Invisi-Gard security screens have helped to create an attractive and safe environment for students living on campus at this Perth College.
Using window security screening for both design and practical reasons has proven a winning combination for this recent student accommodation project in Perth. Wilson Architects won a competition to design the facility and have since delivered an attractive, safe and welcoming living environment for students at St Catherine’s College at the University of Western Australia.
The new on-campus Indigenous Housing Accommodation has been integrated into expanded existing college facilities to provide collaborative learning spaces and promote active learning while maintaining a strong visual connection to the environment. The living campus provides a safe, culturally supportive environment for those who travel to Perth to study. The project included construction of a 53-bed accommodation building with communal living facilities, and the expansion of an existing building to include an Indigenous Learning Centre and Art Gallery. Connecting the buildings are new gardens, courtyards and meeting places, including a tower complete with a ceremonial fire pit.
A key component of the accommodation building was the inclusion of