On the rise: Owners of Reddam House to turn Harry Seidler building into new school

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Associate professor Dean Dudley, from the Macquarie School of Education, said there is no evidence high-rise city schools have any negative impact on students’ performance or learning.

“If there is a move to have schools on vertical and commercial sites planners need to be mindful that green space, ventilation, play area and space for movement are considered when building,” Dudley said.

“Access to natural space is crucial, and ventilation is important, especially if you are going to stick 1550 students into an office block. There needs to be consideration of outdoor spaces for the wellbeing of children as we become more urbanised,” he said.

Period23 Jul 2022

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