Lapstone Public School – Library
Asset Management Unit – Department of Education NSW
Lapstone is part of the City of the Blue Mountains, whose original custodians are the Gundungurra people and Dharug people.
Lapstone Public School is a government primary school with a co-educational student population, located in the lower Blue Mountains area.
The new Library building for Lapstone Public School started in 2019. The scope of works included a Library room and a new classroom to be incorporated into the new building. It also includes the refurbishment of the existing Administration building.
Located near the Blue Mountains, the main concepts for the building were related to the surrounding natural and built environment. The initial design driver was the visual connection between the Library space and the outdoors playground. The new building features a floating roof concept and a protruding window that invites students to use it as an internal seating platform.
This project aimed at replicating the natural abundant textures of the Blue Mountains environment by introducing a wave of protruding bricks on the external skin of the building, increasing the dynamic qualities of the facades.