The design for a new auditorium at the NSW Sport and Recreation site at Jindabyne required a mixed use structure to accommodate the needs of staff & visitors. The aim was to provide a student learning facility as a central hub for the organisation. This facility is being used for the delivery and co-ordination of the centre’s overall learning experience for students.
An existing dilapidated building was demolished to make way for the new 655m2 building, with associated road works and landscaping. The building represents stage one of a three stage project, that was master planned to finalise a significant upgrade of the student precinct.
To meet the client’s requirements of a compressed timeline, an innovative construction methodology was conceived. It was decided that the wet and storage spaces be prefabricated off site – the primary steel framed building was designed as an independent braced structure to allow for the prefabricated elements to be craned into place – coinciding with the lockup stage of the project.
The completed building demonstrates a commitment to the highest project delivery outcomes. The amenity provided is robust and suits its purpose, providing a pivotal key resource for the centre.
The client is delighted with the outcome and envisages additional commercial opportunities for the centre during those times when the facilities are not in use by the centre’s core market groups.
Client: NSW Department of the Arts, Sport and Recreation
PM: Page Kirkland
Architect: Collins Caddaye