L I F E & C U LT U R E
NBRS SEEKS TO EXPLORE AND POSITIVELY TRANSFORM THE SOCIAL AND CULTURAL FORCES THAT SHAPE PEOPLEâ€™S LIVES. 2
CORE VALUES SOCIAL ARCHITECTURE At NBRSARCHITECTURE create lifechanging environments for the people, communities and institutions we serve. Our user-centric, social architecture design skills help us to explore and positively transform the social and cultural forces which shape peopleâ€™s lives.
REAL INSIGHTS For NBRS design is the core of our practice. Our focus on thought leadership is an intentional journey to discover real insights; To do this we are committed to investing in the discovery of new concepts and applying these insights to guide our design thinking and solutions.
CREATIVE PARTNERSHIPS Through our ongoing investment in thought leadership, we believe that NBRS contributes to long-term and meaningful creative partnerships with clients and consultants. It is these creative partnerships which help to shape our communities and create life-changing environments.
360Â° INTEGRATED STUDIOS LIFE & CULTURE
The Life & Culture Studio is a foundation studio at NBRS. Passionate about human centred design and creating spaces that engage people for civic, religious, cultural and recreational purposes.
The Education Studio is committed to designing innovative spaces that nurture learning. By conducting research in to current and projected trends, NBRS have extensive knowledge in catering for the evolving future of junior, senior and tertiary education facilities.
The Justice Studio is creating impactful, well rounded design solution to improve the lives of compromised people. With a wealth of experience across correctional facilities and other justice buildings, the NBRS seeks to create responsive facilities that service all who interact with these spaces.
Through ongoing research and the development of future focused wellness spaces, the Wellness Studio continues to create impactful designs for a range of clients and communities.
Our Interior Design Studio is passionate about achieving a seamless connection between interior design and the whole architectural concept. We deeply consider how interior spaces are used and create innovative design solutions. Our Interior services include space planning, detailed fixture design and the selection of furnishings.
Landscape Architecture is an amalgam of art and science. As designers, Landscape Architects are required to be careful interpreters of the natural and cultural conditions of a site. Our Landscape Studio seeks to create attractive, meaningful, usable, connected and equitable spaces that embody sustainable design principles.
Our Heritage Studio has specialist expertise in providing conservation and heritage planning advice, in addition to adaptivereuse design. We have experience in the identification and management of built heritage items of all types and periods and in design documentation and project administration of projects for both government and private sectors.
360 Integrated Studios
Life & Culture
Sutherland Entertainment Centre
Spring Farm Community Centre
Waves Fitness and Aquatic Centre
Ruth Everuss Aquatic Centre
Newlife Anglican Church
Hope Church Leppington
Dingley Community Centre
LIFE & CULTURE ENVIRONMENTS THAT ARE INVITING AND SERVE THE COMMUNITY
NBRSARCHITECTURE exists to achieve life changing environments. We are passionate about human centred design, creating spaces that are inviting and serve their community. We place great emphasis on gaining real insights in to each and every project to
ensure we have a thorough understanding of what the foundational aspects of a community or location are, before we formulate a considered design solution. We are also committed to research and understanding human behaviour and the way that architecture can promote societal change and improvement.
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CASE STUDIES Creating environments that bring people together
SUTHERLAND ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE IN PARTNERSHIP WITH CHROFI
Sutherland Entertainment Centre
SUTHERLAND ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE The Sutherland Entertainment Centre holds an important place in the collective memory of the Sutherland community. Designed and built in the 1970s primarily as a musical venue, the then ‘Sutherland Civic Centre’ relied on an inward focus on its auditorium and a narrow public address to Eton Street. This was a time when buildings like this relied on a separation between inside and outside and where spaces such as the foyer had only one purpose. This was also long before the development of Peace Park to the building’s north. Fast forward to the present day - what we now find is a 40+ year old building which is in relatively good physical condition. Yet, as a modern day public venue, it must cater to a diversity of cultural and technical needs. It needs to have a more open outlook and offer more to its community, both in terms of its relationship with its immediate surrounds but also in its spatial flexibility. The NBRS and CHROFI proposal seeks to offer a new and more engaging address for the Entertainment Centre by virtue of a more friendly and integrated relationship with Peace Park. This speaks to an opportunity to re-affirm Peace Park as the Civic heart of Sutherland. A place with stronger connections not only to already established civic institutions but also with future developments within the Sutherland Town Centre.
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SPRING FARM COMMUNITY CENTRE Forging a new community in Sydney’s South-West, Spring Farm has grown exponentially in recent times, with the population quadrupling between 2011 and 2016. With an influx of families moving into the Macarthur region a community centre becomes a central space in which to encourage and support a growing community’s identity. SFCC is designed to actively intrigue passers by to engage with the space. The large façade that flanks the community centre is punctured by a large screened window to show glimpses of the movement and activity happening within the Hall space to passersby. The timber panelling intrigues people visiting the adjacent shopping facilities and allows onlookers a moment of pause and curiosity to engage with the new building. Additionally, the roof form is articulated to provide maximum visual impact on Richardson Road and Brookner Road to increase SFCC’s attraction from the road and to foot traffic.
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Articulates roof form to designed to be eye-catching from a distance
Using both recycled hardwood and lightweight timber cladding the entire building is embedded with an organic language.
WAVES FITNESS AND AQUATIC CENTRE NBRSARCHITECTURE is collaborating with Hills Shire Council to transform the Waves Fitness and Aquatic Centre. Originally built in 1967, the facility serves as a social and recreational hub for the local community. Key to the brief is the creation of a facility that respects the heritage significance of the existing memorial, caters to a broad spectrum of the community and offers as much sustainability and efficiency across the site as possible. The new facilities include a series of state of the art 50m and 25m pools, hydrotherapy pools, as well as learn to swim indoor facilities and an expansive gym. Other facilities include a commercial cafe, two community rooms and a club house.
WAVES FITNESS AND AQUATIC CENTRE
WAVES FITNESS AND AQUATIC CENTRE
RUTH EVERUSS AQUATIC CENTRE â€œThe landscape design expresses strong geometries and arrangements that give respect to the existing heritage building character and qualities.â€?
The Ruth Everuss Aquatic Centre redevelopment comprehensively transformed this 1959 swimming centre into a state of the art aquatic leisure centre for a wide cross-section of the local community, whilst retaining its significant heritage fabric. The project was undertaken in creative partnership between our Architecture, Heritage and Landscape Studios.
The redevelopment of the existing Ruth Everuss Aquatic Centre provides a more attractive, flexible, cost effective and practical centre for the community. The rejuvenated Aquatic Centre includes outdoor 50m & 25m lap pools to provide for swimming carnivals, lap swimming, springboard diving and waterpolo, an interactive water play area and an extensive surrounding concourse with spectator grandstand.
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NEWLIFE ANGLICAN CHURCH The design was based around a communityfocused church and included an inviting forecourt, transparent worship centre, and a colourful cross-structured tower. Set in the forecourt is the dynamic 20 metrehigh coloured glass tower. Symbollically, the tower’s many colours represent the mix of people forming this new community, a symbol of identity for Oran Park Town.
The interior spaces seamlessly flow to the exterior through vast, transparent doors, creating a seamless connection between indoor and outdoor space. The forecourt isunfenced and extends to the kerb line giving a sense of community ownership. The result is an inviting and welcoming space that extends to the community; the glass tower a beacon on the hill.
The church interior is an open and sunlit space with visual connection to the outside. The foyer and auditorium are open and exposed allowing the sun to infiltrate and offering a direct view to the internal activities. The orientation of the worship space to the platform is a landscape format to allow the congregation to be in closer proximity to the worship leaders.
“An inviting and welcoming space that extends to the community; the glass tower a beacon on the hill”
Iconic light tower becomes a beacon to the surrounding communities
Clear entrance for easy access to the church
Spacious foyer for gathering, making it an inviting and light filled area
EPICENTRE Completed in early 2017, Hillsong Epicentre has provided state of the art facilities that serve the Church, the community and the college in an identity building that welcomes and inspires those who gather there. The Hillsong Epicentre is the second stage of a two stage project. Stage one included the 300 seat Hillsong Chapel and carpark, which were completed in 2006. Stage two incorporates a 500 seat auditorium with foyer and back of house facilities including: a green room, guest room, storage, a loading bay, a professional TV studio & TV control room, 3 TV edit suites, a smaller college training TV studio, a professional sound studio with 8 professional sound edit suites, a smaller college training sound studio with 4 edit suites, 3 band rehearsal rooms, 9 music practice rooms, 20 classrooms, 2 large seminar / meeting rooms that will be used by the college during the week and childrenâ€™s ministries on Sundays, a specialised preschool childrenâ€™s playroom, a large youth area, carpark area providing spaces for 300 cars.
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HOPE CHURCH LEPPINGTON This once sleepy rural area is undergoing significant change, with small land holdings and acreage rapidly giving way to new residential development and community infrastructure, with a predicted population of 50,000 people in the next two decades. The design of the ministry centre has been staged to allow for the growth of the church and its facilities as the congregation grows, culminating in a 500 seat auditorium, foyer hall, meeting rooms and administration spaces, kitchen and cafĂŠ with landscaped grounds and childrenâ€™s playground. The church takes inspiration from its rural setting and has been detailed in a palette of natural materials including expressed timber trusses and cladding, and stone retaining walls terrace the site and create an inviting forecourt space including cafĂŠ and childrens playground. Deciduous green wall elements positioned behind the platform will provide a seasonal reminder of death followed by regeneration, and the central message of hope that the church takes its namesake from. The church and foyer are light filled spaces that create a welcoming interface to the emerging new community and the Anglican School directly adjoining the site.
DINGLEY COMMUNITY CENTRE The hub and foyer link encourages a through connection between the main street and the local sporting reserves to the rear of the site.
Dingley Community Centre is located in Dingley Village, Victoria and adjoins local public sporting reserves. It forms part of the areaâ€™s community hub within walking distance to the local business district. The development proposal comprises of significant refurbishment to two existing buildings with a new central hub and foyer link. The proposal accommodates a market space, library, flexible meeting spaces, multi-purpose hall, craft making
and display room, community garden, counselling consultation rooms, maternal heath consultation rooms and a childcare facility. The hub and foyer link encourages a through connection between the main street and the local sporting reserves to the rear of the site. The proposed works enhances the siteâ€™s engagement with the main street frontage through a series of outdoor spaces intertwined with an existing ANZAC memorial.
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DIRECTOR OF DESIGN Andrew Duffin
EDUCATION STUDIO Jonathan West Macella Salzmann
Nominated Arch. NSW 5602, ACT 2450, NT 1160, QLD 5465, SA 3539, TAS 1160, VIC 20063, WA 2699, NZ 4897
DIRECTOR OF STRATEGY James Ward DIRECTOR OF TECHNICAL DESIGN Garry Hoddinett DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS Rodney Drayton DIRECTOR OF PEOPLE & CULTURE Andrew Leuchars DIRECTOR OF STUDIOS Samantha Polkinghorne
LIFE & CULTURE STUDIO Andrew Tripet
WELLNESS STUDIO Ian Gibson JUSTICE STUDIO Anthea Doyle INTERIOR DESIGN STUDIO Sophie Orrock LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE STUDIO Andrew Leuchars HERITAGE STUDIO Samantha Polkinghorne
NBRSARCHITECTURE have been creating environments which encourage people to come together.