Design Trends

10 brick buildings that make back-to-school more bearable

For students returning to school this month, the experience can be made better when there’s a beautiful learning environment to return to.  Building design plays a significate role in inspiring young minds, with colourful buildings and standout architecture helping to bring ideas and knowledge to life. PGH bricks have been used to create striking buildings at a number of schools and universities across Australia:  

WESTERN SYDNEY UNIVERSITY: JOHN PHILLIPS LIBRARY, PENRITH (KINGSWOOD) CAMPUS
Using a combination of three red bricks and a blue, the state-of-the-art library at UWS Kingswood Campus features a mottled finish and acute corners. The building provides an inspiring and user-friendly space for research, learning and study.
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CENTENARY WING & HEAD OF COLLEGE RESIDENCE - THE WOMEN'S COLLEGE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Providing visual continuity with the surrounding environment, the Centenary Wing features brick blades to reference the strong, rigid and rhythmic qualities of the existing buildings. Internally, brick provides warmth and domesticity to this home away from home. 
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Womens College St Lucia Campus - Terracotta - Flame Red - Chocolate

MT PLEASANT ROAD PRIMARY SCHOOL
Delivering a low maintenance and durable facade, PGH Lagoon, Metallic and Dry Pressed bricks create a stand out entrance at Mt Pleasant Road Primary School. 
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ADELAIDE HIGH SCHOOL EXTENSION
Using custom made Red Smooth brick from PGH to retain the school’s historic character, this striking expansion promotes the importance of heritage and community in schools. 
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Adelaide High School - Red - Smooth

CAVENDISH ROAD STATE HIGH SCHOOL - NEW YEAR 7 BUILDING
Dry Pressed and a touch of Glazed bricks are used to create striking features throughout Cavendish Road State High School.
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Cavendish Road High School - Mowbray Blue - Belgenney Brown - Wasabi - Quantum

DARLING HEIGHTS STATE SCHOOL - NEW MUSIC BLOCK
Ideas around rhythm, tone, melody and harmony were translated into the expression of the brickwork to enhance the identity of this music school.
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Darling Heights State School - Oscar - Pewter

MONTESSORI INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE STAGE 1: ROUNDHOUSE
Light toned bricks were used in this early learning centre to promote a healthy learning environment for young minds. The bricks’ low toxicity and acoustic properties were ideal for the school environment. 
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MOTHER TERESA CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL
Providing a diverse palette of colours, the PGH Bricks featured are a playful design element for the children at this junior school.
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Mother Teresa - Mowbray Blue - Dry Pressed

BRIGIDINE COLLEGE'S PERFORMING ARTS AND SCIENCE BUILDING
Inspired from the school motto – fortiter et suaviter, meaning 'Strength and Gentleness' – the subtle contrast of PGH Bricks including Gledswood Blend, Concord and Chocolatto played an essential part in helping to communicate this design intent.
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BRIGIDINE COLLEGE - THE BRIGID CENTRE
A touch of creativity makes this art school a work of art itself with a creative blend of bricks demonstrating the versatility and flexibility of brick as a relevant, expressive and enduring building material.
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Brigidine College QLD - Blue Steel Flash - Metallic
 


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