The dynamic Children's Activity Center is an excellent example of the host of applications for the sustainable design movement. Designed by Phooey Architects, the activity center is located within Skinners Playground in Melbourne, Australia. The entire design process made it a priority to be as waste-free as possible.
With intended uses including dancing, painting, lounging and studying, the Children's Activity Center was conceived to be an investment in dynamic public spaces that contribute to the well-being of citizens. In any city, safe, accessible and free public spaces serve an important to role, especially for low income families.
The staggered arrangement of the shipping containers covers a subterranean extension of the center that houses the space for activities. A particularly innovative eco-friendly feature are the awning which drains rainwater into a nearby pond and reed bed.