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.
Christopher Peck, Design Architect and Director
Federico Posada, Project Architect
Zayae Zwe, Building designer
CoStruct, Structural Engineer
MAC Engineering Solutions, Services Consultant
Three Acres Landscape Architecture, Landscape Consultant