Terrara Park Pavilion | Katz Architecture

Terrara Park Pavilion | Katz Architecture | Photographer: John Best

2023 National Architecture Awards Program

Terrara Park Pavilion | Katz Architecture

Traditional Land Owners


Public Architecture
The Dimity Reed Melbourne Prize (VIC)
Building Engineering
John Best
Paul Katz
Project summary

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.

Victorian Jury Presentation

The flexible design meets functional requirements of tenant clubs, caters for a wider range of sport and community use.
The elongated footprint supports the field configuration minimising distance between amenities to each field.

Architecturally the sweeping roof form and cladding configuration represents the dynamics of sport, a sense of motion and excitement.

The pavilion has an immediate presence within the park setting. The striking roof form, screen and cantilevered covered area is centrally located. The multi-purpose room opens onto the ovals, providing a key focal point for gathering and encouraging park users to stay, contributing to community outcomes.

Project Practice Team

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

Project Consultant and Construction Team

ACOR Consultants, Engineer
ACOR Consultants, ESD Consultant
Steve Watson and Partners, Building Surveyor

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Terrara Park Pavilion | Katz Architecture | Photographer: John Best

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