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Family Centre

Type
Commercial
Completion
2015

Location
South Melbourne, VIC

Builder
Mascon

Photographer
Tom Ross

To become a key piece of community infrastructure for the area, the 1906 former Victorian era school has been reimagined into a family and maternal child health care centre. The refurbishment works for the Family Centre were predominately internal with some minor external works to improve the heritage buildings accessibility and address.

The Victorian shell was stripped of 100 years of renovations, down to its multipurpose space, maternal health consultation rooms, office spaces, toy library and storage spaces for the adjacent Clarendon Childcare Centre. The central idea for this project was of community connection, of inviting new families into the building. This was achieved through an effortless internal ‘laneway’ which delicately cuts through the existing building stock and resolves universal pram access. Elegant bluestone paving leads to an internal ‘streetscape’ holding the entry doors to the consulting rooms and toy library.

We are proud to acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land upon which Family Centre stands. We recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture.

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Family Centre

To become a key piece of community infrastructure for the area, the 1906 former Victorian era school has been reimagined into a family and maternal child health care centre. The refurbishment works for the Family Centre were predominately internal with some minor external works to improve the heritage buildings accessibility and address.

The Victorian shell was stripped of 100 years of renovations, down to its multipurpose space, maternal health consultation rooms, office spaces, toy library and storage spaces for the adjacent Clarendon Childcare Centre. The central idea for this project was of community connection, of inviting new families into the building. This was achieved through an effortless internal ‘laneway’ which delicately cuts through the existing building stock and resolves universal pram access. Elegant bluestone paving leads to an internal ‘streetscape’ holding the entry doors to the consulting rooms and toy library.

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Type
Commercial
Completion
2015

Location
South Melbourne, VIC

Builder
Mascon

Photographer
Tom Ross

We are proud to acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land upon which Family Centre stands. We recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture.

Awards
Press/Media