KIDS IN THE CITY:
A preparatory school in Surfers Paradise between Norfolk Avenue and Palm Avenue that revolves around three themes;
Active thresholds: Transition spaces that enable the children to feel like they are moving from different environments, but within an overarching space. The areas of transition are also the main circulation areas, making them active at all times of the day.
Perpetual levels: Taking precedent from the change in height of the site which drops about 3.5metres, the proposal enhances this by introducing rooms and reading areas between levels.
Authentic lookouts: The above spaces then create lookouts. Some balustrades are recessed, creating alcoves. These are areas that have the potential to be used in any way the user (child) finds appropriate. Some rooms in the public building look directly towards the beach and have the potential of being libraries, lounges, reading rooms, group study areas, flexible learning areas or play rooms during winter.
Programs used: Rhino3D, Autodesk Revit, Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop.