The KIOSC building’s state of the art design showcases sustainable building systems and includes the latest in technologies creating an innovative and adaptable environment for students. KIOSC recently won the 2012 CEFPI (Council of Educational Facility Planners International) Awards as the Best New Entire Educational Facility in Victoria.
The centre has been designed to act as a learning tool for students, to engage and stimulate their thinking, and provide creative and immersive spaces for students to think critically and systematically about problems, solutions and visioning their futures.
KIOSC features a combination of general collaborative, presentation and breakout spaces which are rich in digital media, including a Discovery Theatre, Immersion Hall, Science and Discovery Laboratories and fully equipped technical training facilities for the delivery of engineering, electrotechnology, laboratory skills and graphic design vocational studies.
KIOSC is accessible to wheelchairs via an external ramp to Level 2 and an internal lift to Level 1, and is fitted with a Hearing Induction Loop system.
Funding for the building and equipment was provided by the Commonwealth Government’s Trade Training Centres in Schools Program and supported by significant contributions by Swinburne University of Technology, the Knox Schools Consortium and Knox City Council.