There was a site reserved for a new elementary school at International Village for many years. Part of the site was developed as a childcare, completed at the end of 2009, and now Francl Architecture have designed a 510 place school on the remainder of the site. Before construction started it was an entirely land-locked parking lot (the access was lost when the childcare was built).
In 2013 we thought it would be distinctly contemporary in design based on the initial sketch illustrations on the VSB website, and the 2014 model (bottom right) seen at the Urban Design Panel confirmed that. The building is partly cantilevered over Andy Livingstone Park. The coloured solar shades in the render seemed to have been toned down, but the ‘as built’ are evry bit as vibrant as the model promised.
The building now has a new name – the very ho-hum ‘Crosstown school’. The first intake of students will be in the fall of 2017.