EducationSchoolsGin Gin State High School

Gin Gin State High School

Year - 2023 │ Location - Gin Gin, Queensland


Queensland Department of Education 


2024 J W Wilson Award for Building of the Year
2024 Central Queensland Regional Commendation for Educational Architecture

Gin Gin State High School's new administration building sets a new standard in educational infrastructure. Acting as the primary point of contact, this building is more than just an administrative hub; it's a landmark symbolising accessibility and community integration. The standout feature, a stunning rammed earth wall, replaces traditional, unwelcoming school barriers with a welcoming, secure entrance, harmonizing with the regional architectural style. Inside, the design prioritizes functionality and staff well-being.

With a raised ceiling for natural light, a simple layout for effective ventilation, and a large, strategically placed staff room, the building champions a comfortable working environment. The flexible conference area reflects our commitment to staff development. Adhering to sustainable practices and cost-effective construction, this project illustrates our dedication to creating spaces that are environmentally friendly, functional, and aligned with the educational ethos of serving and inspiring our community.

Photos are courtesy of Paul Beutel Photography.