sunrise preschool and long day care

The existing building was a weatherboard Californian Bungalow in Thornbury.


The Ananda Marga briefed Content Studio to convert the house into a kindergarten. The Ananda Marga had defined teaching pedagogies that needed to be accommodated within the design. It was important that the kindergarten having have the feel of a home rather than an institution.


The design retained the original façade of the building and street address, we added the kindergarten facilities to the rear of the house – replacing an 80s era extension. The playground was designed around the concept of a residential garden. Due to the sensitive residential context. Content Studio consulted extensively with the neighbours and council officers to ensure a positive community response.