Beach Kids Preschool, Katikati
This, the second Beach Kids Centre carried a whole new set of challenges for us. The same unique design style was requested and key words in the clients brief were, natural feeling, texture, colour and discovery. Our canvas this time was an elevated bitumen carpark therefore our approach needed to differ immensley from the norm with areas of existing soil at a premium. The concept plan featured many of the same design features and elemements as the Waihi Beach branch, such as rock, pointed posts and a heavy reliance on timber to maintain a rustic, almost tribal theme however, at ground level the lawn is synthetic, meanderings through gardens of ‘Kangaroo Paw’, ‘Lomandra Tanika’ and ‘Lambs Ear’ together with native offerings of Corokia and Nikau. A shade canopy is provided by way of Fraxinus and Cabbage Trees to compliment the geometric lines of shade sails. The result is another coup for the company with happy clients and kids!
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