New South Wales
Located on unceded Gadigal Land, Queens Park has been a significant and historical recreational area since its establishment in 1888. The Client’s brief called for a new sports pavilion to replace the existing, tired amenities and to serve the growing needs of the public and vibrant sporting community. The building’s primary expression presents a low masonry base of serrated brick walls with a translucent skillion roof floating above.
The zig-zag walls of the pavilion speak to the serrated leaf of the Banksia Serrata, a species from the Eastern Suburbs Banksia Scrub, which was the dominant ecological community in the area before colonial clearing. Alternating wall panels of smooth and extruded brick patterns further reference the textural richness of the banksia’s floral bracts. The building’s mass parts in the middle, providing a central covered area that allows views through to the park beyond.
Sam Crawford, Design Architect
Rhys Nicholas, Project Lead
Caitlin Condon, Graduate of Architecture
Ken Warr, Construction Systems Specialist
Scott Rowland, Graduate of Architecture
Janani Premchand, Graduate of Architecture
Allen Huang, Graduate of Architecture