Posts in "Civic Buildings"

Burwood Community Hub

DesignInc recently helped Burwood Council rethink a range of their workplace and public facilities to better meet the needs of the Council team and community. Providing integrated architectural, interior, and landscape design services, DesignInc designed both new and reimagined spaces to house administrative, library, customer service, and staff workspace facilities as well as outdoor areas…. Continue reading

Gold Coast Aquatic Centre

The Gold Coast Aquatic Centre is an expansion of the original 1960s Southport Pool sited in the Gold Coast’s Broadwater Parklands. The Cox Architecture designed redevelopment created the venue for the 2018 Commonwealth Games and held the Pan Pacific Swimming Championships in 2014. The Cox Architecture design concept comprises a series of pools sunk into… Continue reading

National Arboretum Canberra

Architects Tonkin Zulaikha Greer, in association with landscape architects Taylor Cullity Lethlean (TCL), designed this visionary project. Following the devastating fires of 2003, the government of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) held an international design competition for the development of a National Arboretum. It was to be constructed on a 250ha site, on the western… Continue reading

Waltzing Matilda Centre

Winton is a town and locality in the Shire of Winton in Central West Queensland, Australia. In Winton you’ll find the Waltzing Matilda Centre. The original centre burnt down in 2015. It was an important tourist attraction, so COX Architecture were chosen to re-create the centre, honouring its history while casting it in a new… Continue reading

Forensic Medicine Complex

Designed by COX Architecture, the largest coroner’s court and forensic medicine facility in Australia is located at Lidcombe in New South Wales. It provides services related to unexpected and unexplained deaths in the community. New South Wales (NSW) Attorney General Mark Speakman said the Forensic Medicine and Coroners Court Complex represented a significant leap forward… Continue reading

Cairns Performing Arts Centre

The Cairns Performing Arts Centre (CPAC) and associated parklands is an important addition to the civic fabric in the culturally-rich city of Cairns in Far North Queensland, Australia. Due to its tropical monsoon climate, Cairns has hot, humid summers and warm winters. And it rains a lot. Cairns’ mean annual rainfall is just under 2,000… Continue reading

Sandridge Lookout

Conceived as a sculptural addition to the robust landscape of Port Melbourne, the Webb Point Observation Platform sits within a wider masterplan of landscape projects and sound walls designed to improve the interface between port operations and the natural environment. The platform, designed by COX Architecture, provides visitors with shelter from the elements, elevated views… Continue reading

Thirlmere Rail Heritage Centre

Since 1975, the historic town of Thirlmere, located 89 km south-west of Sydney, has been home to a significant rail heritage collection, including over 100 rolling stock items associated with the history of the railways in New South Wales (NSW). The collection is housed at the NSW Rail Museum on a 5-hectare rail corridor site…. Continue reading

Leighton Beach Facilities

The City of Fremantle in Western Australia has a coastline of pristine beaches on the edge of the Indian Ocean. The City’s four main beaches are perfect for swimming, relaxing, kite surfing, paddling, and other leisure activities. But at Leighton Beach, the change rooms and kiosk needed upgrading and replacement. So the City of Fremantle… Continue reading

Mitcham Memorial Library

Libraries are rapidly evolving from spaces of collection to places of connection. The Mitcham Memorial Library Redevelopment embodies this progress with the revitalisation of an aged and constrained library building into a vibrant facility embracing the digital information era and community engagement. The redevelopment transformed the library into a place for residents, local businesses and… Continue reading