Bendigo Discovery Science and Technology Centre Redevelopment Plan

Client: Bendigo Discovery Science and Technology Centre Location: Bendigo, VIC, Australia Completed: 2018-2019 Photography: Chris Storey
The Bendigo Discovery Science and Technology Centre, housed within a nineteenth century rail shed, needed a major funding injection and upgrade to bring it to a standard expected for a twenty-first century educational facility. The analysis and concept plan undertaken by Convergence sets a pathway for the sympathetic refurbishment and reinvigoration of the Centre. The plan paves the way for an attractive and exciting renewal that will make Discovery the go-to educational facility for the region and one that children will want to return to with their families and friends. The renewed Discovery will be accessible, will provide upgraded group activity areas and will allow pre-school, primary school and early secondary students to explore STEM concepts based in General Science, Engineering and Technology, Physics and Environmental Sciences, Biology and Ecology, Perception and Optics and Astronomy through contemporary interactive exhibits.
The Bendigo Discovery Science and Technology Centre has serviced the community of Bendigo and the Central and Northern Regions of Victoria in science education for more than 25 years. This plan sets a pathway for the refurbishment and reinvigoration of this much needed resource. Its realisation will allow Discovery to fulfill its vision to improve opportunities for regional & rural students, teachers & families to experience and be inspired by Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics.