Green Nursery strives to bring excitement to Greens Road by stimulating the notion of an enjoyable, proactive, and public focused workplace. Combination of a children’s nursery with a plant nursery, targeted towards parents’ children who work in the local Dandenong South neighbourhood. The program creates a safe and family orientated community within Green Nursery. As it enables activities for regeneration of the environment and education orientated on sustainable practises useful for future generations. The theme of blue and green gradient is to visually link the importance of the water filtration system and revival of the natural environment.

Green Nursery is a workplace that nurtures the community and environment.

This proposal consists of a plant nursery, day-care facility, distribution centre, and store, each intended to facilitate the growth and development of Dandenong South. This blend of programs allows for a multifaceted building and creates a scenario that is distinctive and engaging for the suburb. It brings the community together by fostering the lessons of living sustainably and bringing awareness to the water filtration system via the water pipe structure. The transparency of the ETFE cushion façade of the building promotes the awareness of regenerating the natural surroundings, as it differs from the industrial neighbourhood thus positively capturing people's attention.

Atmospheric experience walking along the elevated boardwalk.

This illustration of the East Elevation showcases the Green Nursery as a workplace that nurtures the community and environment, with a vibrant and welcoming façade. The interior view highlights the atmospheric effects of walking along the elevated boardwalk, with the mist and wind which flows through the building via the louvers and roller doors, creating a sensory experience for all users.

Circulation pathways within the multifaceted building.

Layout of the interior is engaging as it has been designed to human scale, specific intimate moments have been created for children, employees, and visitors. The landscaped shifted terrain allows for people to actively engage by hopping on stepping stones, walking on uneven surfaces and along mesh flooring above the plants.

Transport route towards the distribution area.

Delivery trucks enter the Green Nursery to unload plants and pick up for delivery. Local small orders are delivered via bicycle encouraging a sustainable delivery service. Activities that take place within the building for visitors and employees are planting produce, interactive walkways, picnic gathering spaces, shopping for plants, learning about the native vegetation, observing the waterfall and water filtration system. The building has an outdoor garden, which acts as a community friendly park so people can play leisure activities such as basketball and ride their bikes around. The entryway for the public is via the pipework pavilion, to bring excitement to the children visiting.
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