Our clients were looking to change their brand, culture and service and required a multi-purpose building that could fulfil the spiritual needs of the community in a respectful, non-denominational and celebratory way.
The iconic design utilises the existing 1960’s structure, transforming the building without losing the power and grace of the original form. A new refreshment area, featuring a contemporary café bar and courtyard garden give a more relaxed feel with more integration of services relative to traditional offerings in the area.
Within the main gathering space the intent is to look inwards with minimal materials and distractions. To this space we added a dramatic clerestory that allows light to refract over a sculpted timber ceiling drawing the observer’s attention upwards. Adjoining the stage, a reflective pond provides subtle movement via the refraction of light in moving water creating a meditative effect designed to soothe the observers mind.
The end result is an innovative reimagining of an outdated building into one that offers flexibility in use and unrivalled service integration and convenience.