Co-lab’s Gardenvale childcare project involved utilising a multi-storey building in order to maximise indoor protected spaces while still providing ample areas for outdoor play. With an open rooftop playground on the third storey and protected outdoor play area on the second, external spaces were optimised without compromising the indoor learning areas.

By employing large glass windows throughout, once small rooms were expanded into multi-purposed spaces while allowing staff to maintain a line of sight with children in different areas.