Mount Alvernia College, founded in 1956, has undergone a major transformation over recent years, with the opening of the La Verna and Anthony Wings and the La Foresta garden area.
The community garden defines the entrance to the College. It is a substantial productive garden, inspired by La Foresta in Italy – a place of work, beauty and nourishment – and reflecting the Franciscan traditions which are at the heart of education at Mount Alvernia.
The garden is flanked by state-of-the-art science labs, home economics spaces, and General Learning Areas. Social space, La Cucina canteen, and the commercial kitchen have northern access to the garden. The administration wing sits on the east edge of the garden, with offices opening into a grove of olive trees.
The buildings structure the garden, resulting in a sympathetic relationship between indoor and outdoor spaces. The La Verna Wing houses another sixteen flexible learning spaces, while the Delamore Room houses the archives and showcases a slice of the College’s 62-year history.
La Foresta community garden, Anthony Wing, La Verna Building teaching spaces and the Delamore Room with historical displays
How to book Sunday
Register on the day
Sunday Guided Tours
Times: Rolling tours throughout the day
Musical performances and morning tea
2017 Queensland Architecture Award for Educational Architecture2017 // AIA National Architecture Award: National Commendation for Sustainable Architecture // Mount Alvernia College was named Queensland's Ultimate Landscape Statement on episode 2 of Channel 10's Australia by Design Landscapes. Landscape designers, Lat27, were honoured to be part of the group representing Queensland Landscape Architecture.