PCYC Wagga Wagga | AJC

PCYC Wagga Wagga | AJC | Photographer: Mike Chorley

2023 National Architecture Awards Program

PCYC Wagga Wagga | AJC

Traditional Land Owners
Wiradjuri
Year
2023
Chapter

New South Wales

Category
COLORBOND® Award for Steel Architecture
Public Architecture
Builder
Lipman
Photographer
Graham Jepson
Mike Chorley
Project summary

The $23 million PCYC Wagga Wagga is the largest ever development for PCYC NSW, the registered charity whose remit is to empower young people to reach their potential through Police and community partnerships.

Sports facilities in the 8,300sqm centre include four full-size multi-use sports courts in a naturally-lit 3,200sqm sports hall, overlooking Bolton Park sports fields. Community facilities include studios for martial arts, boxing, dance and yoga, a café, conference and meeting rooms, an after-school care centre and youth drop-in hub.

Referencing the farming region’s grain silos, the Centre presents as two elliptical buildings clad in zincalume steel at its urban edge. They contain gymnasium, community and staff areas, and frame a glass entry atrium which continues as an internal avenue through to the main sports hall.

A mix of innovative technologies plus passive and active sustainable design is embedded to make a meaningful contribution to a low emissions future.

2023
New South Wales Architecture Awards Accolades
Commendation – COLORBOND® Award for Steel Architecture
Shortlist – COLORBOND® Award for Steel Architecture
New South Wales Jury Presentation

This is an exciting chapter in PCYC’s strategic growth; not only is Wagga Wagga our biggest development to date, it’s an incredibly functional, sustainable and varied space that covers health and wellbeing, social resilience, and educational needs, with specifically designed spaces and programs for the community.

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