More of a home away from home than a drop off, our latest childcare centre for the Commonwealth Bank has been featured in Indesign Magazine.
The Nest Childcare Centre can accommodate up to ninety children aged six weeks to six years and has been developed to support families by focusing on nurturing a holistic family experience. The centre functions as an extension of the domestic environment by bringing in familiar cues from home to enhance the whole experience for child and parent.
Located within Japanese architect Kengo Kuma’s first Australian building, The Exchange Darling Square, the circular building is wrapped in a breathtaking swirl of sustainably sourced timber. Approaching the circular layout as a clock, each internal space in the childcare centre is a segment appropriate to scale and use.
The Davenport Campbell design team had the benefit of working directly with the architect and developer from inception which allowed the best possible outcomes in terms of aspect, light, stair locations and security.
Drawing on the concept of bird eggs, the palette is informed by muted blues, greens and peach in soft rounded shapes with interior surfaces of a high sustainability value earning the fitout a 6-Star Green Star rating