Two shared kindergarten classrooms will be built at Lilydale District School after a development application was lodged with City of Launceston council.
The DA was submitted by Launceston architecture firm CMK Architects, with the kindergarten development receiving state government funding.
Lilydale District School was one of a number of schools across Tasmania to benefit from a $15 million funding injection for kindergarten refurbishments by the state government.
Education Minister Jeremy Rockliff announced the kindergarten funding support in June.
CMK Architects principal Curtis Mackirdy said the kindergarten space was designed to provide a bit of fun and colour for prospective kindergarten students.
"The building concept was derived from the idea around a train station due to adjacent proximity of the old rail line that runs directly past the school," Mr Mackirdy said.
"The blue elements on the building act like the carriages with the shades of blue derived from the school colours which give the building a bit of interest and fun."
The building will have two kindergarten spaces that open into a shared entry. The shared entry will act like an indoor-outdoor area and can be used all year round.
Each kindergarten room will have its own wet areas for art, toilets, storage and office space for teachers. The shared space will include a small cooking area.
The project has been budgeted for about $1 million and includes the development of an outdoor play area.
Mr Mackirdy said the position of the building was located so the external play equipment and classrooms were able to take advantage of morning sun with a covered outdoor area included.
"It was important for the school to have an undercover area for play-based outdoor learning so the design was primarily built around the central indoor-outdoor space that can be opened up completely to the east when the weather is fine or can be shut down during the colder months," he said.
CMK is working through documents for the project, which will soon be completed. Once this is complete, a construction tender will be advertised at the end of the month.
Construction is expected to take six months.
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