Curra Community Hall / Bark Design Architects

Curra Community Hall / Bark Design Architects

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  • Builder:Ri-Con Contractors
  • Structural Engineers:SCG Consulting Engineers
  • Contractor:Ricon Contractors
  • Client:Gympie Regional Council
  • Project Design Team:Lindy Atkin, Stephen Guthrie, Meg Ryan, Lily Parsons, Maia Close, Annie Ha, Jo-Anne Bourke, Alan Maizey
  • City:Gympie
  • Country:Australia
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Text description provided by the architects. Economical, flexible and rudimentary were the design aspirations for the Curra Community Hall, conceived as a simple and honest construction with robust, natural and cost effective materials, appropriate to its place in regional Queensland.

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Stakeholder workshops run by the architects streamlined the design aspirations of the 14 user groups who contributed to shaping an equitable community place for the 1,920 or so people who reside in Curra, a rural settlement just north of Gympie.

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© Christopher Frederick Jones

The legibility of the exposed timber frame structure celebrates the construction skills of the carpenters who made the building, as well as referencing the timber history of the region.

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© Christopher Frederick Jones

The single skin construction, reminiscent of and referencing the ‘Queenslander’ and ‘Rural’ shed vernacular, is designed using passive principles of solar orientation, cross ventilation and natural air flow / cooling. 

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As a ‘Lantern’, the hall made of light filled walls during the day, also glows at night as a beacon of community spirit.

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Address:Curra, Gympie Region, Queensland, Australia

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Cite: "Curra Community Hall / Bark Design Architects" 05 Jul 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/897506/curra-community-hall-bark-architects> ISSN 0719-8884
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