Branch Studio Architects drew inspiration from piazzas -- "large public squares seen in Italian towns which are typically used for community gatherings" and applied these stylistic sensibilities to a school administration office in Melbourne. The institution is Caroline Chisholm College and the building hasn't been updated in over 40 years.
Branch Studio Architects focused on curating a brightly lit environment, with curved walls that form private spaces and even "an interpretation of a public monument." The result is quite elegant and contemporary. The layout of the school administration office is optimized to accommodate the school's accounts and welfare departments. In addition, Branch Studio Architects ensure that there is plenty of spaces that are agreeable for staff to meet with students.
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