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Thebarton Community Centre / MPH Architects

  • Architects: MPH Architects
  • Location: South Road, Thebarton, Adelaide, Australia
  • Area: 2898.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: David Sievers

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  • Structural And Civil Engineers: CPR Consulting Engineers
  • Services Engineers: LUCID Consulting Engineers
  • Client: City of West Torrens
© David Sievers
© David Sievers

From the architect. The Thebarton Community Centre in Kings Reserve was designed as an iconic “pavilion in the park” in response to the City of West Torren’s objectives that it be a focus for the community, and a landmark as the northern gateway to the council area. The dominant built form with folded roof planes references movement, flight and the City of West Torrens as a transport hub.

© David Sievers
© David Sievers

Geometry of the built form has been generated by the irregular site constrained by a major transport corridor to the east and reclaimed pug hole to the west. The parallelogram grid generates a dynamic “tension” with the regular shaped public spaces and contributes to the sense of movement.

© David Sievers
© David Sievers

The building is arranged with public spaces orientated to the park and support areas providing a buffer to the traffic noise along the South Road boundary.

© David Sievers
© David Sievers

The transparent façade provides the building with an animated character exhibiting the ever changing internal activities.

© David Sievers
© David Sievers

Glazing and shading elements were designed based on thermal and solar modelling to achieve a balance between views to the park and minimising thermal transmission.

Plan
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The recycled brick façades references the old brickworks site, provides an acoustic barrier to South Road and screens services areas.

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