Rockhampton Grammar School Early Learning Centre Stages 1 and 2

This project involves an extension to an existing Early Learning Centre. Stage 1 of the project includes two new rooms (for 15 and 22 children). Stage 2 replaced an existing demountable classroom with three new rooms (22 children in each), a new front entry/reception and a new director’s area to cater for the increasing demands of security and observation.

The client’s brief called for a homely environment including colours, finishes and a scale that children would find in their own homes. Our response was to provide two buildings separated by a covered art terrace that opens out onto the ‘backyard’. The buildings have been positioned to minimise overview to the playground from car parking areas and neighbours, but also to capture breezes and maximise the outlook from the beautiful elevated site.