Neighbourhood Centre - Providence
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    Activated, authentic and community. The Providence Community & Neighbourhood Centre embodies the wider values and Providence as a progressive, vi… Read More
    Activated, authentic and community. The Providence Community & Neighbourhood Centre embodies the wider values and Providence as a progressive, vibrant and modern new town that brings back true neighbourhood living. The centre serves as a gateway for the future stages of Providence and comprises at its initial stages of a sales and community centre with an adjoining café and amenities. The design has focused on blurring the boundaries between the inside and outside, the integration of landscape and buildings, and the removal of barriers between public and private spaces – resulting in a remarkably accessible and transparent series of spaces. The centre comprises of a series of areas that engage with the external streetscape, The internal pedestrian spine and adventure playground. These multiple frontages have informed the design from an early stage. Consequently a priority has been placed on providing a built form that unlocks views across the adventure playground – balancing the requirement of an open accessible ‘pavilion’, while engaging with the important edge of the playground. The plan form comprises of a broad longitudinal spine that flows from the adjoining neighbourhood park through between the sales and community centre and café and continues through to the carpark and across to the sales and display homes. With regards to materiality, the building comprises generally of conventional materials appropriate to the location – plywood soffits, metal sheet roofing and brick. Externally, the building provides a dynamic combination of floating roof planes and high performance glazing combining to climatically protect the internal pavilions. The roof form and extensive vertical screening to the western edge delivers both the necessary visual impact to help signify the centres importance as well as serving as a much needed sun shading device, protecting the internal spaces from the harsh western sun. Read Less
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Providence Community Centre
Photography by: Scott Burrow's Photographer
Activated, authentic and community. The Providence Community & Neighbourhood Centre embodies the wider values and Providence as a progressive, vibrant and modern new town that brings back true neighbourhood living. The centre serves as a gateway for the future stages of Providence and comprises at its initial stages of a sales and community centre with an adjoining café and amenities.