The Yarra Ranges Council Civic Centre, located in Lilydale, draws from it’s Yarra Valley and the Dandenong Ranges context.
The project adapted the existing out-dated civic centre to create a dynamic new hub for the community and generate a flexible workplace for staff to improve collaboration, productivity and the customer experience. A new two-storey extension reinforces the buildings civic profile, and includes public entry, customer services, and ‘town hall’ style multipurpose rooms.
The redevelopment focuses upon creation of a practical, humble and sustainable building, with a preference for passive environmental systems. The landscaping preserves and augments local native vegetation to support the unique ecosystem of the region.
Yarra Ranges Council is committed to raising awareness of the area’s indigenous heritage, which contributed to the architectural fabric including an acknowledgment of country, Woiwurrung language building signage, facilities named after indigenous community leaders and internal feature walling designed by indigenous artists.
Antonio Primiterra, Documentation
Cam Clifford, Project Architect
Chenzi Yu, Architect
Kate Mahdiani, Interior Designer
Mark O’Dwyer, Project Director
Vanja Joffer, Architect
Vieri Nembrini, Architect
Lucid Consulting, Services Consultant
Meinhardt, Structural Engineer
Nelson McDermott, Building Surveyor
Wilde and Woollard, Cost Consultant
Ziebell Landscape Architecture, Landscape Consultant