Melocco and Moore were commissioned by Randwick City Council to provide design solutions for the adaptive re-use of Kensington Bowling Club following the closure of the club.
The Kensington Park Community Centre brief requested an integrated use of the existing club building, and new uses for the surrounding bowling greens. The building required an upgrade of changeroom facilities and the rationalization of club rooms to provide several multi-functional spaces. Surrounding greens were converted to futsol courts, basketball courts and new car parking. Open spaces and the building itself are to be used for a market on weekends.
Kensington Park Community Centre integrates the club site into a wider park setting by improved landscaping and activities sympathetic to park use. Renovation of the club building includes the careful reuse of the existing building fabric to provide the greatest cost for benefit solution. The proposal requires the removal of existing internal columns to provide as flexible space as possible. This process presents an opportunity to reshape the main roof form, allowing natural light into the building, and furthermore creating a new, highly visible architectural element that becomes a focal point for the park precinct.
Another project for Randwick City Council is: Eastward Senior Citizens Centre