Client: Melbourne Indigenous Transition School
Project category: Education
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Status: Completed 2016
McIldowie Partners have been long term partners with the founders of MITS, Rick and Liz Tudor working over a period of years to find a property suitable for their vision.
The site eventually located in the Vaucluse on Richmond Hill included a 2 storey Victorian Mansion ‘Lockington’ and extensive garden area.
Retaining and restoring the original house, a new residence and communal spaces have now been constructed at the rear in the vernacular of a modern inner urban neighborhood.
The heart of the residence is the Central Community Fire Pit inherent to indigenous Australian culture, the space creates an environment for learning, discussion and storytelling.