Wellington Child and Family Centre | AOA Christopher Peck

Wellington Child and Family Centre | AOA Christopher Peck | Photographer: Veeral Patel Photography

2023 National Architecture Awards Program

Wellington Child and Family Centre | AOA Christopher Peck

Traditional Land Owners
Bunurong
Year
2023
Chapter

Victoria

Category
Educational Architecture
EmAGN Project Award
Builder
Alchemy Construct
Photographer
Veeral Patel Photography
Project summary

The design for this community hub is one which has the building as a canvas and children as the colour. The design ensures that not only best practice early childhood learning opportunities are provided for, but that they are also housed in a crafted example of modern sustainable design. Passive design principals, solar arrays and grey water recycling are but a few of the environmental initiatives used in the design.

The building is formed around a mature eucalyptus cinerea, anchoring the nature play playground and childcare rooms. Native vegetation and soft natural building materials are used throughout the landscape and building. The fan-like roof provides clear and open spans through the children’s rooms with optimum visibility between the spaces and out to the playground.

It is a design that promotes community engagement, youthful play and a safe and familiar environment in which young family may grow and seek support.

Victorian Jury Presentation

The design of Wellington Child & Family Hub is to provide a building that operates in close association with community, and over time delivers a range of health, wellbeing and educational supports for families and their children from birth and throughout their childhood. A place that is inclusive and accessible to all families who can be supported by professionals to transition between services under the one roof. The design of the building allows for flexibility and change of services to meet the ever changing needs of current and future community requirements.

Project Practice Team

Christopher Peck, Design Architect and Director
Federico Posada, Project Architect
Zayae Zwe, Building designer

Project Consultant and Construction Team

CoStruct, Structural Engineer
MAC Engineering Solutions, Services Consultant
Three Acres Landscape Architecture, Landscape Consultant

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Wellington Child and Family Centre | AOA Christopher Peck | Photographer: Veeral Patel Photography

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