UWA Early Learning Centre, University of Western Australia, Perth Architecture Project, Photos

University of Western Australia Early Learninng Centre in Perth

14 May 2021

UWA Early Learning Centre

Design: Hames Sharley

Location: Perth, Western Australia

UWA Early Learning Centre Perth

The UWA Early Learning Centre outcome is an environmentally sustainable design with a fun environment for children to play, learn, and explore.⁠⁠
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UWA Early Learning Centre Perth

Nestled into a quiet, leafy corner of the UWA campus, the building’s single-storey scale and residential character relate well to the neighbouring residential area. ⁠⁠
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UWA Early Learning Centre Perth

The centre is contained within a walled perimeter that meets noise emission regulations and acts as a secure barrier for the facility. ⁠⁠
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UWA Early Learning Centre Perth

The facility includes zone indicators that provide information on energy consumption and acts as an educational tool for children.

UWA Early Learning Centre Perth

What are the key moves and design principles?
Located on the northwest corner of the UWA campus, the early learning centre’s single storey scale and residential character relate well to its neighbouring residential area and context.,

UWA Early Learning Centre Perth

The building comprises three linked wings accessed through a controlled, single entrance at the central reception and administration.

UWA Early Learning Centre Perth

A high level of environmentally sustainable design has been achieved with the inclusion of northerly orientated large and operable windows enabling cross ventilation and solar pergolas to north-facing elevations.

UWA Early Learning Centre Perth

The facility includes zone indicators that provide information on energy consumption and act as an educational tool for children.

UWA Early Learning Centre Perth

What were the key challenges?
+ Designing a high-quality learning environment that encourages spontaneous and serendipitous events.
+ Creating a space to coincide with the belief that children learn through play and that childhood should be filled with fun, wonder and exploration.
+ Designing an early learning centre that will be an example for future centres.
+ Creating a design that allows different sections to be opened or closed for the different age groups and their relative sections.
+ Controlling the egress from pick up and drop off.
+ Providing a natural play environment with maximum natural light whilst ensuring shaded areas are included.

UWA Early Learning Centre Perth

What were the solutions?
+ An early learning centre that incorporates an environmentally sustainable design with a fun environment for children to play, learn, and explore.

UWA Early Learning Centre Perth

UWA Early Learninng Centre in Perth, Western Australia – Building Information

Interior design: Hames Sharley

Project Budget: $4500000

UWA Early Learning Centre Perth

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Hames Sharley Architects

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Location: Perth, Western Australia

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