Budget: 18 Million
The design approach for the Lakelands Community Resource Centre is focused on providing a world class facility that will meet the needs and aspirations of 1church and the rapidly growing local community which they serve. Our design seeks to open itself out to the community, providing a welcoming and inclusive environment for social interaction, support and learning. The design approach was to create an activated internal street that the varying programmatic elements could be plugged into depending on their requirements for light, air, privacy or togetherness.
The materiality of the project is defined by its clean external appearance and warm internal atmosphere, the finishes
anticipate the high use of the venue with hard wearing, practical and cost effective materials used throughout.
The form of the building conforms to simple gestures and explores allegories of enclosure, strength and support.