Blue Gum Pre-School Dickson
Who could have imagined that this preschool exhibit room extension and stunning courtyard used to be a staff car park and bin area?
To the left of the gate is a large moon window with metal pipes of different sizes, cut to the same length, hand-sanded to prevent injuries, and connected together to create a gorgeous spotlight when the sun hits it at the right angle. Both these metalwork pieces were co-designed by Blue Gum and PBDG and then were crafted by an artist metalworker.
This space also has water trenches and stormwater inlet points, a stone pathway, and some big boulders sourced locally from Queanbeyan.
The principal of Blue Gum school, Maureen Hartung, believes that these playspaces can give students a magical childhood by providing mystery, inspiration, and places to hide.
This project was one that brought great pride and excitement to everyone involved, and may have even invited a new generation into the construction industry.
Blue Gum Community School
Dickson ACT, Australia
Paul Totterdell (Waterharvesting)
Monarch Building Solutions
MBA Master Builder Awards
MBA Asset Construction Excellence Awards
- Commercial or Retail Fitout, Refurbishment or Alteration less than $1 million