The brief for New Town Primary School Early Learning was to bring small and outdated existing facilities up to national standards.
This involved opening up two small classrooms to create one large room and to make indoor-outdoor connections to a kinder playground.
Internally the creation of a central corridor extends the school’s circulation patterns and connects the two kinder rooms. This central space doubles as an informal breakout for children during the day and a place for parents to gather before and after school.
Externally a new verandah provides covered outdoor play, a brick terrace curves around the base of a large tree making for intimate class seating and a picket fence balloons around the playground.
This project explores the playful use of familiar domestic elements to bring joy.
Photos by Adam Gibson