Lidcombe Childcare Western Sydney, NSW pre-school facility, New South Wales building project, Architecture images

Lidcombe Childcare in Western Sydney

23 February 2024

Architecture: CO-AP

Location: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Lidcombe Childcare Western Sydney NSW

Photos by Ross Honeysett

Lidcombe Childcare, NSW

Lidcombe Childcare is a new purpose-built 36 place childcare centre is situated on a residential corner site in Western Sydney. Terraced gardens and outdoor play spaces integrated over two levels, with semi-basement parking.

Lidcombe Childcare Western Sydney NSW

The strong building form is enveloped by a veil that peels away from the facade, becoming a privacy and acoustic screen to outdoor playspaces.

Lidcombe Childcare Western Sydney

Each storey is articulated by contrasting materials of timber, face-brick and concrete, with colours and finishes referencing the surrounding residential context.

Lidcombe Childcare Western Sydney

The sweeping outdoor play-area is supported over a sloping concrete structure. Radial concrete ribs span over the vehicular ramp down to the semi-basement carpark which is naturally ventilated by ‘hit and miss’ brick screen openings in the facade.

Lidcombe Childcare Western Sydney NSW

The building has been designed to accommodate a larger number of childcare places (up to 48), should the operator wishes to expand due to future demand.

The older children (2-5 year olds) have their playrooms and outdoor play areas on the lower floor. The 0-2 year olds are accommodated on the upper level, providing separation from the older children.

The the two main playrooms on the lower floor can be partitioned to smaller more intimate spaces, providing flexibility for activities and group sizes. Part of the brief was to also allow for weekend and after-hours academic tutoring as a future business plan of the owner.

Lidcombe Childcare Western Sydney NSW

Lidcombe Childcare in Western Sydney, NSW – Building Information

Architects: CO-AP –

Project size: 369 sqm
Site size: 659 sqm
Completion date: 2022
Building levels: 3

Lidcombe Childcare Western Sydney

Photographer: Ross Honeysett

Lidcombe Childcare, Western Sydney, NSW images / information received 230224 from CO-AP architects studio

Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia

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