Hamilton Secondary College - Auditorium, Totalspace Design

Hamilton Secondary College Redevelopment

The New Performing Arts Centre at the Hamilton Secondary College includes a full dome planetarium along with a 150 seat auditorium, general learning areas and rehearsal rooms, and canteen. A new plaza space provides a link to other school buildings and offers outdoor learning and socialization opportunities amongst a beautiful green landscape.

The Performing Arts Centre’s sculptural aesthetic makes it an exciting addition amongst the traditional educational buildings, while providing a visual marker from Marion Road.

The planetarium represents the importance of space research and the government’s commitment to developing expertise in SA and is a valuable addition to the schools existing Space Program, which is open to students across the state. The auditorium provides high quality theater facilities allowing the school to present professional performances. The quality of the build itself is equal to the unique nature of the facility, and the College is delighted with the end result.

“… working with Totalspace Design has been exceptional. To be immersed in such talent, professionalism and expertise has truly given the school a facility that will enhance, showcase and support growth in Performing Arts subjects and Space curriculum.

The Performing Arts Centre and Planetarium has been uniquely designed for innovative teaching and learning for students who are attracted to the creative subjects of music, media and performance. The central auditorium is connected to an outside seating plaza where students can experience outdoor performances. The Planetarium will open up numerous learning opportunities in space education for students to explore and extend their thinking into the world of space and astronomy.”

- Hamilton Secondary College Client

Architect: Totalspace Design

Interiors: Totalspace Design

Builder: Marshall & Brougham

Services: BCA Engineers

Structural: TMK Engineers

Landscape: WAX Design