University of Melbourne Project
Budget: $7 million Status: Planning Permit Application lodged April 2013
Architects have been engaged by the University of Melbourne to design a
new building for an 80 place childcare centre with additional
levels for childcare administration and university office area.
As principal consultant with a
multi-disciplinary team Kennedy Nolan are developing a proposal that is
sustainable and integrated with the university campus and community. The design is a highly considered and
responsive outcome delivering to the various needs of the client groups and
various regulatory bodies.
proposal aims to create place and spaces that are inclusive, creating a sense
of belonging and opportunities of discovering moments within the architecture
to enhance the experience. The design
intends on providing opportunities that will encourage and foster play, social
interactions and encounters of varying levels of challenge within their day to
day play and activity.
The design adopts
passive and active sustainable design features to ensure the indoor and outdoor
environments are natural and are efficient in their operation, energy usage and
general environmental impact.