This multi-function community centre provides a base for not-for-profit organisation and groups at the centre of the rural community. Designed with sensitivity and attention to detail, the development maximises the potential of the site, forming a new public identity for Alexandra while respecting and showcasing the historic St Enoch’s Church and mature trees which share the site.
The development comprises of three visually independent buildings with a linking internal circulation, and a fourth building extending from the back containing storage and a pottery studio. In an environment of extreme temperatures, the three main buildings are cleverly separated by sheltered exterior spaces, introducing controlled natural light and ventilation to each building along with views of the surrounding landscape.
A covered access way and curving exterior walls establish the welcoming and accessible quality which is evident throughout the design.