PGH Bricks colour in Dayboro Community Kindergarten

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13 January 2016
PGH Bricks colour in Dayboro Community Kindergarten
Dayboro Kindergarten features PGH Bricks from the Vibrant, Hinterland & Lifestyle ranges..

A collage of PGH bricks has been used to create a playful, colourful design for a pro-bono extension at Dayboro Community Kindergarten in Queensland. A multi-purpose open space for the school community, Reddog Architects specified PGH bricks to create a non-threatening, welcoming and humble architectural language appropriate to a kindergarten.

“The kindergarten had a limited budget to create an open space and storage area. It wanted to create a memorable address for its community, characterised by playful colours and design details. The use of PGH Full Glaze bricks in primary colours (Fizz, Tango and Wasabi) was embraced for the project’s exterior,” said Emma Healy from Reddog Architects.

To deliver the extension within budget, Reddog Architects conceived a brickwork collage using limited quantities of various end-of-run bricks. The result was a lively and welcoming façade. The light coloured bricks in Thredbo and Bathurst provided tonal contrast to the chocolate bricks of existing architecture, and the inconsistencies and cracks in the coloured glazed bricks added texture.

The use of bricks provided context and familiarity for the extension.

“The external palette of brickwork and weatherboard was contextually appropriate to the neighbourhood and echoed the existing building, providing a space that was at ease with its surrounds,” said Healy.

Robust, low maintenance materials were a priority.

“Security, safety and low sun exposure were key design considerations. We also wanted to create an asset that would age well with minimal maintenance, and a space that would meet the kindergarten’s needs as it evolves to reduce the likelihood of wasteful demolition in later years. PGH bricks were ideal for meeting these requirements,” said Healy.

The concept design phase was completed pro-bono by the Reddog Architects, the quantity surveyor and builder, and the construction phase included donated and discounted materials from various suppliers, including PGH.

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