Through Road Early Learning Centre | Project 12 Architecture

Through Road Early Learning Centre | Project 12 Architecture | Photographer: Hamish McIntosh

2023 National Architecture Awards Program

Through Road Early Learning Centre | Project 12 Architecture

Traditional Land Owners
Wurundjeri
Year
2023
Chapter

Victoria

Category
Small Project Architecture
Builder
Harris HMC
Photographer
Hamish McIntosh
Project summary

The project for Through Road Early Learning Centre involved the rationalisation and internal refurbishment of the existing building to improve the worn facilities and a 46sqm extension to accommodate additional enrolments for the kindergarten program.

The new addition curves around the southwest corner of the site, the form angling up towards the street and canopy of a nearby established tree. The curved form addresses the public frontage and occupies the only available space which remained on the site to extend the building. A banding of concrete, white brick, and U-channel glazing sit in contrast to the red brick of the existing building. The high-level glazing allows privacy internally, and offers diffuse light, and a play of shadow within. The infill form looks to provide a cohesive, playful, and enduring addition to the existing street context.

Victorian Jury Presentation
Project Practice Team

Aimee Goodwin, Design Architect
Christina Sea, Project Architect
Nyoah Rosmarin, Graduate of Architecture

Project Consultant and Construction Team

Architecture and Access, Access Consultant
BRT Consulting Engineers, Services Consultant
OPS Engineers, Structural Engineer
Urban Digestor, ESD Consultant

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Through Road Early Learning Centre | Project 12 Architecture | Photographer: Hamish McIntosh

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