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he building is located adjacent to
the major outdoor recreation space
on the site and is designed to be a
pavilion on the green.
The building’s plan and siting is intended
to focus the major entry and cafe outdoor spaces to
the north east, away from bad weather.
A major verandah and north-facing terrace
forecourt, orientated to the north east and the
landscaped area beyond, provides a place for entry,
alfresco cafe dining and outdoor function space.
The cafe space is designed to be naturally
ventilated when the conditions are right and
air-conditioned in extreme weather conditions.
Natural light is introduced to the cafe and
seminar spaces via generous windows that
open up to the outdoor terrace. Other interiors
in the building’s corridors and kitchens are
naturally lit via skylights.
The cafe is designed to be able to be expanded
in size using an acoustically rated operable wall to
include the adjacent seminar function space.
The overall form of the building is influenced
by the predominance of a range of different
types of bullnose and barrel vaulted roof lines of
surrounding existing buildings.
There are no gutters on the roof and rainwater is
collected in rock-filled ground soakage pits.
Woodvale Hospitality Centre is a prime example
of the ability Armstrong Parkin Architects has to
provide optimum design solutions that are cost
effective, energy efficient and low maintenance.
ARCHITECT | Stephen Parkin, Kate Ferguson,
Logan Price, Ingrid Harse and Stacey Green of Arm-
strong Parkin Architects.
BRIEF | To provide a hospitality and catering training
centre comprising a cafe/restaurant, barrista/ bar area,
seminar and function space, commercial kitchen,
ancillar y support, storage facilities and herb garden.
FEATURES | External materials – Colorbond profiled
metal wall cladding, acrylic rendered concrete blockwork
walls, painted fibre cement sheet wall linings and
water-washed exposed aggregate concrete verandah
slab. Internal materials – paint finished plasterboard
wall linings, honed concrete and tiled flooring, and
combinations of suspended paint finished perforated and
flush plasterboard ceilings. Cabinetwork is manufactured
from combinations of stainless steel, corian, polished
timber veneer and plastic laminated board products.
LOCATION | Woodvale Drive, Woodvale.
All rainwater is collected in ground soakage
pits, meaning no guttering is required.
Woodvale Hospitality Centre | Armstrong Parkin Architects | EDUCATION INSTITUTIONAL
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