Ohana Early Learning Centre

Emerald Beach 2017

Fisher Design + Architecture were engaged to develop a childcare centre concept plan into an Early Learning Centre building which meets the Ohana brief, and is functional, accessible, and easily mantained. The design has a focus on practical support for the centre’s supervising staff, permitting them to focus on caring and developing activities for the children. The design also aims to enhance the children’s imagination and development.

With a simple robust materials palette primarily of masonry and steel sheeting, the Ohana Early Learning Centre was designed to reflect the coastal character of the Emerald Beach village, be appropriately scaled, commercially affordable, and ‘fun’.