LIFE & CULTURE ENVIRONMENTS WHICH BRING PEOPLE TOGETHER
COMPANY PROFILE NBRSARCHITECTURE is a people focused,
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research based studio that aims to enrich lives.
NBRS & Partners Pty Ltd
By developing creative design partnerships, our portfolio - spanning public and private sectors exhibits an understanding of the people whose lives will be affected. Above all NBRS seeks to
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design environments that will have positive life
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Architecture is the cornerstone of NBRS global
interdisciplinary design practice with expertise
NSW Reg. 5602
in Architecture, Heritage, Interiors, Urban Planning, Landscape Architecture, ESD and Research. Since 1968, NBRS has developed a research led international architecture practice based in Sydney, Australia. NBRS is recognised for its innovative, award-winning design excellence and comprehensive expertise.
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DIRECTORS: Andrew Duffin:
B.Arch, ARAIA Architect [Nominated Arch. NSW Reg. 5602]
B Des, M Bus, Member Design Institute of Australia
BSc (Arch), BArch (Hons), Architect
BSc (Arch), BArch, RAIA
B LArch, Landscape Architect
BArch, Chartered Architect, FRAIA
STUDIO PRINCIPALS: Samantha Polkinghorne:
B Arch , M. Cult Her, MICOMOS
B Arch, Dip Arch Tech, Cert PM, Architect B Arch (Hons), Architect
Assoc Dip Applied Science Health & Building Grad Dip Building Surveying & Assessment. Master Fire Engineering Accredited Green Star (ABGR)
B Arch (Hons)
B Arch (Hons) FRAIA
B Design (Int)
B Des Arch and M Arch
SENIOR ASSOCIATE: Barry Flack:
BSc (Arch), BArch (Hons), Architect
ASSOCIATES: Hung-Ying Foong Gill:
B Arch, Dip PM
B.Arch, M.Design Science
B.Arch (hons) RAIA
EPICENTRE HIL LS ONG, BE L L A V IS TA NS W
â€œState of the art facilities that will serve the Church, the community and the college in an identity building that welcomes and inspires those who gather thereâ€? The Hillsong Epicentre is the second stage of a two stage project. Stage one included the 300 seat Hillsong Chapel and carpark, which was completed in 2006. Stage two incorporates a 500 seat auditorium with foyer and back of house facilities.
The auditorium is furnished with multiple features including: •
professional TV studio & TV control room
3 TV edit suites
smaller college training TV studio
professional sound studio with 8 professional sound edit suites
smaller college training sound studio with 4 edit suites
3 band rehearsal rooms
9 music practice rooms
2 large seminar/meeting rooms shared between the college and the childrens ministries on Sundays
specialised preschool childrens playroom
large youth area
car park area providing spaces for 300 cars
Completed in early 2017, Hillsong Epicentre is home to 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.
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 & 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. The indoor facility also includes a 25m lap pool, family leisure pool and program pool. Additional features include an attractive kiosk, foyer & civic forecourt, modern change rooms, a landscaped sun-court, an air conditioned viewing area for indoor 25m pool and a flexible space which can be used
CHURCH MINISTRY CENTRE HOPE CHURCH | L E PPINGTON, NS W
Hope Church Leppington is a new church ministry centre for the growth region of Leppington being undertaken for the Anglican Church Property Trust. 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.
COMMUNITY CENTRE DINGL E Y C OMMUNI T Y CE N T RE , CI T Y OF K INGS TON C OUNCIL I DINGL E Y V IL L AGE , V IC
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.
NEWLIFE ANGLICAN CHURCH, OR A N PA RK , NS W
The NewLife Anglican Church in Oran Park Town was recently completed and opened on 2 May 2015. NewLife Church is set in a location easily accessible by walking or cycling and offers a transparent and open design.
“An inviting and welcoming space that extends to the community; the glass tower a beacon on the hill”
The design was based around a community-focused church and included an inviting forecourt, transparent worship centre, and a colourful cross-structured tower. Set in the forecourt is the dynamic 20 metre-high 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 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. 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.
GRACE CITY CHURCH GRE E N S QUA RE , NS W
â€œAn urban church that would be welcoming, transparent, engaged and connected with an urban population.â€? 18
The inner city area of Green Square has regenerated from warehousing to high density residential. Along with the population pressure has come the need for social and community focus. With this backdrop, only 18 months ago, there came the drive to establish an urban church that would be welcoming, transparent, engaged and connected with an urban population. Within that time, the team at NBRS partnered with Grace City Church to create a design on paper from the dream, a DA lodged and approved, detailed designs, and construction a reality. Reitsma Construction has just completed the building work.
MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT PA RR AW E E N S T RE E T, NORT H SY DNE Y C OUNCIL I NS W
“a place that is inclusive and participatory... a green oasis within a vibrant, urban community” NBRSARCHITECTURE was engaged to work with North Sydney Council to redevelop Parraween Street Car Park into an activated community space. The underground carpark replaces an existing at street level carpark with a new 3 storey basement car park for 155 car spaces and will feature number plate recognition access control. The development will provide a new mixed-use facility including a community workspace hub, multi-level basement parking, key
worker housing units, an early childhood health centre with community room and a café with outdoor dining fronting Parraween Street and a new park.
in order to better integrate the park with its surround, offer enhanced amenity, improved pedestrian linkages and opportunity for specific uses such as market days.
The design creates a place that is inclusive and participatory, that supports contemporary modes of living and work and provides a green oasis within a vibrant, urban community.
The design provides for the inclusive use of the public open space that reflects the diversity of users. Play equipment for children, spaces for teenagers, community tables and all age fitness equipment were included in the design. Green roofs featured in the design with areas dedicated to herb and vegetable gardens for use by the buildings residents. Green wall elements link the community-focused park with the residents’ communal roof space above.
The landscape design was tasked with creating a public outdoor space for passive recreation above the basement car park. The NBRS team identified the opportunity to extend the project brief and offer enhancement to the Parraween streetscape
360° INTEGRATED STUDIOS 360° INTEGRATED STUDIOS
As a multi-disciplinary design practice, we are able to work as one 360° Integrated Studio, with expertise in across Education, Heritage, Interior Design, Justice, Landscape Architecture, Life & Culture and Wellness. Our ‘One Team’ approach allows the best possible design outcome to be achieved, with seamless collaboration between our range of service studios throughout the design process. The resulting designs are cohesive and considered from all angles. This consolidation of specialists also allows for increased efficiency for the client in the management of the project team.
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.
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.
ARCHITECTURE Our creative team of architects work to produce award winning design solutions for each unique site and condition. With a commitment to cutting-edge design and a uniquely client focused approach, we work continually towards achieving an outstanding aesthetic result that meets the functional needs of the end-users. We are committed to delivering innovative projects of all types and scale which can only be achieved through extensive client consultation, meeting the project objectives, having sound technical expertise and competent management. Situated within a full-service firm, our team of architects is able to work closely in creative partnerships, considering all facets of a project from its earliest stages.
HERITAGE Our Heritage Studio has specialist expertise in providing conservation and heritage planning advice, in addition to adaptive-reuse 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.
INTERIOR DESIGN 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.
JUSTICE 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.
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.
WELLNESS 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.
STUDIO PLUS Studio Plus offers support services including: Compliance, BIM, Communications, Graphic Design and Finance.
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