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Monash University Childcare Centre

Peninsula Campus, Frankston

This childcare centre project for Monash University’s Peninsula Campus focused on making small but meaningful modifications to improve the way children and staff can use the facility. Internally, early learning spaces, change and bathroom facilities were renovated and extended to increase space and improve safety and amenity for children and staff.

The brief called for a series of minor modifications to an uncompromisingly symmetrical building. The building is pragmatic and understated yet comfortable and elegant at the same time. We chose not to make an ‘architectural statement’ with this project - honesty and useability were our primary focus. The building frontage was extended with a contemporary timber and glass addition that respects the character and aesthetic of the existing building such that it appears as though it was always meant to be.