St Cuthbert’s Early Years Centre

St Cuthbert’s Early Years Centre play space occupies a steep section of previously developed land at St Cuthbert’s Catholic School in Lindisfarne, Tasmania.

Large portions of the exterior play space are on areas of deeply-cut and modified ground, left after the demolition of earlier buildings. To meet this challenge Playstreet designed a dual-level play structure, enabling connections with adjacent spaces. The steep embankment provided opportunity for terraced water play and a challenging hill climb. Additional terraced play areas offered space for sand play, bike riding and dynamic play equipment nestled within mixed, textural plantings.

Inside the building is a central courtyard with roof aperture. Here, we developed a rainforest design, using strategically-placed garden beds to give children the opportunity to interact with plants and water during rain events.

Projects: Schools & Nature-Based Play Project Details

Morrison and Breytenbach Architects for the Tasmanian Catholic Education Office
Lindisfarne, TAS
Complete 2022
Morrison and Breytenbach Architects
Land Solutions
AILA 2023 Award of Excellence – Health and Education Landscape