Lindfield Learning Village, which features rare and dramatic Neo-Brutalist architecture, is now protected for generations to come after being listed on the State Heritage Register.

Member for Davidson, Jonathan O’Dea said the site is historically significant in Australian post-war 20th century architecture. Originally built as the William Balmain Teachers College, the location later became the Lindfield Campus of the University of Technology. It is now home to a new local high school for the electorate, the Lindfield Learning Village.

“The Lindfield Learning Village campus is one of the most expressive examples of the 1960-70s Neo-Brutalist architecture, and it’s fantastic that it is now listed on the State Heritage Register,” Mr O’Dea said.

“The Brutalist architectural style delivered bold, iconic buildings and was highly influential on architectural design in the later 20th Century. This listing acknowledges the work of Australian architects, which continues to be appreciated to this day.”

The Lindfield Learning Village was nominated for state heritage listing by the Australian Institute of Architects for its outstanding architectural design and strong integration of the built forms with its bushland site. It was designed by some of the most remarkable architects in NSW during the 1960s and 1970s, including David Don Turner and Peter Stronach, as well as esteemed landscape architects Bruce Mackenzie and Alan Correy.

Lindfield Learning Village Principal Stephanie McConnell said this listing is a celebration of the clever and innovative adaptation of the site to a Kindergarten to Year 12 school.

“From its inception as a teacher’s college to its new role as a school, it is undeniably a fantastic place for learning and teaching,” Ms McConnell said.

For another example of Ku-ring-gai architectural history, why not read our story on Lindfield’s Fombertaux house here.

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