Brook Lane | TRCB

Brook Lane | TRCB | Photographer: Acorn Photo

2023 National Architecture Awards Program

Brook Lane | TRCB

Traditional Land Owners
Whadjuk people of the Nyoongar nation

Western Australia

Commercial Architecture
Urban Design
Capstone Construction
Acorn Photo
Project summary

TRCB worked with Primewest to design a shopping centre that would service the growing Ellenbrook community and provide an attractive town centre for its northern villages. Designed to encourage activity and interaction, the centre features an intimate laneway and a terraced piazza-style forecourt in a layout that is intuitive to navigate.

Brook Lane gives the project more than a name: it connects the centre’s physical, conceptual and aesthetic elements into a cohesive whole with a distinct Swan Valley identity. Referencing nearby vineyards, organic steel shapes form a canopy over the lane and offer coverage and interest as visitors move between the shops, courtyard and carparks.

Comprising a harmonious set of human-scaled buildings in a varied palette, the centre complements its suburban, Swan Valley context. The building adjoining the forecourt features raw-concrete arches and striped awnings accentuated with warm lighting, honouring the region’s historical market gardens.

Western Australia Architecture Awards Accolades
Award for Commercial Architecture
Commendation for Urban Design
Western Australia Jury Presentation

Brooklane shopping centre has brought excitement and innovation to the Ellenbrook retail offering, enriching the lifestyle and amenity options of one of WA’s fastest growing residential populations. The design provides locals new spaces to gather and socialise – from a terraced piazza to a shopping laneway – which we feel have been wholeheartedly embraced by the community. We were thrilled to secure renowned artist Stormie Mills to create a mural in his distinctive style, which complements the modern, edgy aesthetic of the centre. Brooklane demonstrates the value of a quality architectural design in achieving a commercially successful outcome that nurtures the community.

Project Practice Team

Emma Brisbane-Cohen, Interior Designer
Erica Zaino, Design Architect
Finnbar Ingram, Project Lead
Graham Taylor, Director in Charge
Henning Liebenberg, Draughtsperson
Linda Chiew, Draughtsperson
Mathew Omodei, Project Architect and Draughtsperson
Neil Grime, Draughtsperson
Ryan Deyonker, Draughtsperson
Stephanie Voon, Graduate of Architecture and Draughtsperson

Project Consultant and Construction Team

Cardno, Traffic Engineer
Full Circle Design Services, ESD Consultant
Gabriels Hearne Farrell, Acoustic Consultant
Geoff Hesford Engineering, Mechanical Engineer
Ian Lush & Associates, Building Surveyor
McMulen Nolan Group, Surveyor
Planning Solutions, Planner
Pritchard Francis, Structural Engineer
Safemaster, Roof Safety
Seedesign Studio, Landscape Consultant
Stantec, Hydraulic Consultant
Xero Fire, Fire Engineer

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