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Projects - Science & Research


Desert Peoples Centre, Alice Springs NT

The Desert Peoples Centre represents the culmination of many years of effort by Indigenous organisations, individuals and leaders whose vision was to create a campus where Aboriginal students could learn and share knowledge in a safe and comfortable environment.

Set in the delicate Central Desert landscape surrounded by ancient Corkwoods and Spinifex undergrowth, the campus provides administrative offices, teaching classrooms and training facilities for the Centre for Appropriate Technology and Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education. The buildings are constructed of simple vernacular materials but sensitively sited in response to existing vegetation and optimal solar orientation. 

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