Salthouse Community Centre | The City Renewal Authority with Philip Leeson Architects and Munns Sly Moore Architects

Salthouse Community Centre | The City Renewal Authority with Philip Leeson Architects and Munns Sly Moore Architects | Photographer: Ben Wrigley

2024 National Architecture Awards Program

Salthouse Community Centre | The City Renewal Authority with Philip Leeson Architects and Munns Sly Moore Architects

Traditional Land Owners
Ngunnawal – the ACT Government also acknowledges any other people or families with connection to the land
Year
2024
Chapter

Australian Capital Territory

Category
Public Architecture
Sustainable Architecture
Builder
IQON
Photographer
Ben Wrigley Martin Ollman CRA
Project summary

The City Renewal Authority’s Salthouse Community Centre is a testament to the creation of community-engaged and sustainable community spaces. Named after Sue Salthouse, a champion of inclusivity, this innovative project revitalises Haig Park while honouring its heritage.
With a modest budget of $2.2m, the Salthouse embodies sustainable design, utilising salvaged materials and adaptive reuse to blend seamlessly into its surroundings. Its multifunctional rooms cater to diverse needs, fostering a sense of belonging for people of all abilities.
Despite challenges like heritage constraints and the impact of COVID-19, the collaborative design process delivered a great outcome. The City Renewal Authority’s CEO, Malcolm Snow, says that the Salthouse stands as a beacon of activity, enhancing the park’s vitality and connectivity.
As we celebrate this milestone, we invite the community to embrace the Salthouse as their own, a space for people from all walks of life to meet in Haig Park’s heritage landscape.

Project Consultant and Construction Team

AEC Engineers and O’Brien Electrical Fyshwick, Electrical Consultant
Eric Martin, Accessibility
Lighting Art and Science Pty Ltd, Lighting Consultant
Lonergan Surveyors, Surveyor
Navin Officer, Heritage Consultant
Northrup, Civil Consultant
Robson Environmental, Hazardous Material Assessment and Approval
Rudds, Acoustic Consultant
SQC Group, Accessibility Consultant
TRACT, Landscape Consultant
Veris, Surveyor

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