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Stage 1: East Precinct Building (Auditorium, Performing Arts and Library)
Architect: M3 Architecture
Landscape Architect: Lat27 Architects
Building Company: Hutchinson Builders
Stage 1 was the completion of the $19m East Precinct Project, incorporating a beautiful acoustically engineered auditorium on the ground level, which now allows our community to gather as one. An industry standard Hospitality precinct can be found outside the auditorium allowing for functions to be hosted with style and elegance. The 1st level contains a modern and flexible library and learning spaces providing our community with a peaceful haven for reading and learning along with stunning views across to Magnetic Island. The performing arts precinct on the 2nd level houses instrumental music practice rooms, an acoustically-engineered recording studio, a drama theatre with a bespoke green room and a stunning dance studio.
Not only does this building provide space for our young women to learn, grow and flourish, it also respectfully honours the past and all those who have contributed to the legacy of this beautiful College. In fact, even a quick tour around this building is a visual masterpiece of the Mercy values, tradition, symbols and the legacy of Catherine McAuley. The most visible external feature is the veil which shrouds the building providing a sustainable approach to thermal regulation and protection from the harsh elements. When one takes a closer look, the most delicate of patterns dances across one’s eyes. The Mercy Rose, Mercy Cross and Shamrock are contained within this veil and pay homage to the founding Sisters of Mercy. Every minute detail of this building speaks to quality, to beauty and to the student and teacher learning experience.
More images showcasing the East Precinct can be found on our East Precinct tile
St Patrick’s College Townsville
45 The Strand (PO Box 721)
Townsville Qld 4810
T (61) 4753 0300
F (61) 4753 0336
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Acknowledgement of Country: We give thanks and respectfully acknowledge the Wulgurukaba people, the Traditional Custodians of this beautiful country whose land our College shares. We recognise their ongoing deep spiritual connection to this Country, and the care they gave for thousands of years. We also acknowledge the Bindal people as the neighbouring Custodians of their Country. We pay our respects to the Elders, past, present and emerging and extend that respect to other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples here today.