Edmiston Jones worked closely with Edmund Rice College to deliver new and inspiring spaces for their students. Adding to the school’s campus are the newly refurbished Science Laboratories completed in 2019. Our brief was to bring the existing 1970’s science labs and teachers preparation areas into the 21st Century.
Edmund Rice College
The Solution / Outcome
The introduction of colour by the school very early on in the school’s history has created long lasting sensory memories and a deep feeling of nostalgia with past students. With such strong emotional connections, Edmiston Jones wanted to ensure that the legacy of the rainbow coloured labs continued into the future.
The end result is an experiment in colour. The red, green, blue and yellow, a colour scheme that in its execution could simply be paint on the walls, however through the clever detailing of cabinetry and pinboards, colour becomes an interactive and dynamic element. Colour holds the individual laboratories cohesively together while giving individuality to what could have been four identical rooms. The hope is that stories of the rainbow science labs continue with both the old and new students for the next 50 years.