This building is all about people and place: Providing a sensitive response to the site that brings together a variety of community functions to unite people in harmony with the environment.
The view of Mt Dandenong to the east provides the spiritual basis for the architectural response. Its influence on the site’s position in a greenbelt that links the 2 physically is reinforced.
The building Form responds providing an undulating architectural response. Triangulated roof planes are pitched, with dynamic angled edges that contrast the flat site and creating dialogue with the mountain range beyond.
The building is shaped expressively in response to its context and sensitive surrounding trees, with thin ends enabling easy circulation around the form and providing an excellent response to CPTED.
All facades are activated, where possible with glazing, and where functions prohibit transparency, using dynamic cladding panels energize the building form.
Darren Winfield, 3D Visualisation
Jennifer MU, Graduate of Architecture
Koula Stylianos, Project Architect
Noel Surti, Graduate of Architecture
Paul Katz, Design Architect
Tom Turner, Project Architect
ACOR Consultants, Engineer
ACOR Consultants, ESD Consultant
Steve Watson and Partners, Building Surveyor