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The Heights CPC

The Heights Preschool

Project location:
Modbury, Adelaide

Client:
DECD

Year of completion:
2008

Project cost/budget:
$1.5M

Project description:
The Heights School P-12 provides a new, stand-alone Child/Parent facility for pre-school children on a large, established School site.

Our design focuses on providing on appropriate identity and scale to the proposed building with the articulation of roof forms and external building fabric.  Internal spaces are characterized by a sense of spaciousness, with operable clerestory windows providing an abundance of natural light and ventilation.  The use of innovative landscape design extends learning spaces into the external environment.

ESD initiatives are prevalent, including appropriate orientation for passive solar control, reverse block veneer construction, rainwater harvesting, photovoltaic cell solar energy and cross-ventilation.  Materials and finishes that are renewable and have low embodied energy/toxicity (such as plantation timber framing in lieu of steel, marmoleum flooring) have been used extensively.