Since 2004 Scott & Ryland Architects have designed and documented more than 12 new centres to fit within Meriton residential complexes. Usually located on the ground or podium floor with direct access to a landscaped outdoor play area, which is also designed by Scott and Ryland Architects. Design focus is on maximising a feeling of space, natural light, connection with the outdoor play & on practical, functional layouts.
The Rhodes Early Childhood Centre features softly coloured windows and skylights scattered across the walls & ceiling of this southside interior which otherwise would be quite dark. The layout is compact but functional with 3 separate, age specific playrooms accessed from a small central hall and reception. The outdoor play areas occur over an underground carpark, so in order to allow for deep planting and in ground sandpits, the play area was stepped up with timber decks and play equipment. Medium sized trees are planted throughout.