THE REGGIO INSPIRATION

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THE REGGIO INSPIRATION
Client: Guardian Early Learning Centre | Contract: $2.2M | Duration: 12 weeks | Architect: SQC Architecture | Procurement: Fixed Lump Sum
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When we wanted to build this facility, Tandem has no competition. From inception to completion, their delivery for us is incomparable
–Gavin Jennings Director Jeckra
Tandem Building Group was selected to construct an early learning centre, located in Mulgrave, Victoria. This was the third project partnership with Guardian Early Learning Centre. The project captures the nexus of the Guardian Early Learning framework, with the inspiration of the Reggio Emilia approach. A key challenge of the Tandem team, was to create a new early learning facility within a new commercial building. The project included construction of open play areas, interactive learning spaces, art studios, a childrens sleeping space and a dining area. Service areas were also constructed, including a commercial kitchen, bathroom and laundry facilities and a centre management office. The external design was crucial in bringing this philosophy to life, with a nature-inspired interactive and multi-sensory landscaped play area. The treetop space is filled with real timber logs, sand pits, timber climbing structures, river bed water features and a cubby house.