Mundaring is a two-level childcare centre in Cranbourne. The centre incorporates nine childcare rooms, each room leads to undercover play connecting seamlessly to the outdoors. Play equipment is brought in under the verandahs so there is less sense of where the outdoors starts and stops, and play is continuous.
The conceptual framework was initiated by considering the residential streetscape of the centre and subverting it through a play on the form and scale of roofs, so that the building, whilst referencing the surrounds, could present as a ‘community’ space and stand apart.
The exaggerated and overlapping roof forms were developed to appear like origami folds and were aimed to be reflected in all dimensions and scales. The design used scale to create interesting impressions for children using the space and create a heightened sense of awareness of one’s surroundings and initiate opportunities for interaction with the space.
Cecilia Young, Graduate of Architecture
Daniel Sykes, Project Architect
Oliver Hodge, Graduate of Architecture
Philippa Carr, Design Architect
Sonya Chellapermal, Graduate of Architecture
Barefoot Projects, Landscape Consultant
Beveridge Williams, Town Planner
Edison Consultants, Services Consultant
KD Engineering, Structural Engineer
Sampson Wong Associates, Building Surveyor
TAD Design, Planning Documentation