2018 James D. MacConnell Award Winner

South Melbourne Primary School

South Melbourne Primary School is the first government vertical school in the state of Victoria, Australia. Opened to coincide with the start of the school year in January 2018, it is an exemplar of contemporary twenty-first century education design integrating with community facilities, developed within a context of inner-urban regeneration. The school represents the first piece of social infrastructure located within the Fisherman’s Bend Urban Renewal Area, a precinct undergoing rapid transformation from its heavily industrial past into a densely populated smart city.