The Killarney Heights Public School has some distinctive buildings in the form of Binishells. The Binishell is a distinctive architectural and construction format developed in the 1960s and popularised in Australia in the 1970s by the New South Wales Departments of Education and Public Works.
These particular Binishells were designed for use as the school library.
Then exterior (1974):
The Binishells at Killarney Heights Public School have proven to be very durable. Thirty-five years later, one of the only differences between the external views is that the earlier photograph displays wooden framed doors, and the later view shows aluminium framed doors.
The school library is now housed in a different, conventional building and the large Binishell has been converted to a multiuse venue. Some school sport takes place there, such as gymnastics since it does not involve high altitude projectiles which would collide with the pendant lights and ceiling fans. It is also used for meetings and assemblies.
More information about Binishells and related other architectural and construction systems can be found here.
It looks like Binishells may also get a new life as a green construction method.