The reimagined use of bricks, with bold colours and a neutral palette, have worked in the design of Mount Pleasant Primary School and Kindergarten in Melbourne. The durability and low maintenance of bricks made this a highly suitable choice for the school environment. Primarily used in this project were a combination of standard and split Mowbray Blue from the PGH Bricks Dry Pressed Architectural range, in lieu of bold colours and contrasts.
A simple, yet impactful pattern and proportion to the design was achieved here, as split bricks help to break up the monotony of standard bricks, allowing more room to play with scale in the design. The use of Silver Spark splits from the Urban Metal range, along with Lagoon splits from the Seascape range as feature bricks elevated that subtle expression of brickwork. Incorporating metallic bricks at the entrance of the school provided a subtle element to the design, without becoming too experimental. The reflective quality of these bricks result in an outstanding look.
Architect: Kneeler Design and Architects