Phillips Smith Conwell

NCC Early Learners Centre – Nambour

Builder

Midson Constructions

Completed

2014

Location

Nambour, Queensland

Photographer

Aperture

The NCC Early Learners Centre in Nambour provides a 100 child facility from six weeks to pre-school care. Located adjacent to Nambour Christian College, the centre provides an important link and foundation for early learning.

The brief required spaces to be flexible to allow for varying numbers of children to be safely supervised while construction materials and finishes with minimal maintenance in mind. The result is a fun space for children to learn through play, encouraging creativity and the exploration of spaces around them. The curved, floor to ceiling glazed wall ensures natural light reaches far into the internal spaces, creating a balance of spacious indoor and outdoor environments for learning.

The double height ceiling creates a voluminous space that never feels crowed. The skylights bring natural light deep into the internal spaces and is complimented with the warmth of natural materials to ensure the spaces feel grounded for the children. The centre feels open with a direct connection to the surrounding outdoor play areas.