Bayside Council engaged Ardent Architects to deliver a major extension to Olympic Avenue kindergarten. The project had a very tight budget for the amount of space required. Ardent approached the design from a commercial store angle to reduce the materials, structure and trades on site so as to create a cost effective shell with a majority of the budget then being able to be spent on quality fitout.
The new room has been fondly be
nicknamed "The Rainbow Room" because of its colourful windows. There
has been a very positive response from the kindergarten teachers about the
room's colours, flexibility and thermal comfort. The internal walls were clad in
metal cladding material which enables staff to be able to magnetically place
the children’s drawings on the walls, reducing their need for pins.