Project Authors- Simon Pendal and Stephen Neille
Photographer- Shane Winter
Undertaken for the City of Nedlands this project required the substantial re-design of an existing 700m2 community building to better address its civic stature, accommodate a growing patronage, upgrade the facility to contemporary standards and to bring the building into line with the BCA and modern environmental and access standards. The re-worked building will comprise a major community hall with expanded kiosk, sanitary and storage facilities for its multi-purpose use. The lower floor level has been redesigned to accommodate a new shared clubroom, change rooms, community rooms, band practice room, storage and sanitary facilities.
The refurbished Pavilion Building and its surrounding landscape will enhance the sense of a home base for the many existing long-term community sporting, recreational and cultural groups and new users. The new pavilion is designed to be gracious, welcoming, and responsive to its picturesque setting. The new work carefully orchestrates the inhabitation of its edges via new external works- a new verandah facing eastwards and deep-set bay window or balcony overlooking the oval to its west.
The Landscape Masterplan identifies key opportunities for landscape improvement within the greater College Park. The opportunities have been generated primarily from a series of ‘Enquiry by Design Workshops’ held in February 2009. The greater context in which the Pavilion is placed has been rigorously considered, and those potential opportunities which may further enhance this highly valued recreation precinct.