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Playhouse UQ Child Care Centre

The design intent for Keith Street UQ Playhouse Child Care was to incorporate a dynamic outdoor play space with natural features, for ages ranging from 18 months to 4 years, whilst negotiating  site constraints such as building on a suspended slab and large areas of fill, whilst keeping to budget.

Driven by the clients vision of having a nature play and learning centre Penfold Projects design team incorporated use of sweeping soft curves into the UQ Playhouse  design, and natural elements such as stone, natural grassed areas, sand and soil play and soft scaping to the area.

Design features of the site included a sensory dry river path, water pump and mud stations, seating areas for outdoor classes and activities, shade provided by ex-ground tree stock and the use of toxicity free and hardy planting species incorporated to add texture and colour to the space, whilst being durable enough to allow children to play amongst.

With the UQ Playhouse Centre we are proud to have designed and constructed a functional space that will serve an essential purpose for generations to come.


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Construction | Landscaping

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