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Community Health and Civic Building, Cockburn | Bollig Design Group | CIVIC INSTITUTIONAL
AND CIVIC BUILDING,
ARCHITECT | Edwin Bollig of Bollig Design Group.
BUILDER | Gavin Construction.
BRIEF | Create a destinational ‘hub’ by providing a unique
space for a combination of public and private sector
service providers to meet the community’s needs for
quality health and educational services in one location.
BUDGET | $39 million.
FEATURES | Rainwater har vesting, water-wise
landscaping and high-performance thermal glazing.
LOCATION | Corner Wentworth Parade and
Beeliar Drive, Success.
urrently under construction for the
City of Cockburn is the new 11,800sqm
Community Health and Civic Building.
The facility is seen as the centrepiece
for the area’s new community infrastructure.
It also encompasses a new library, community
spaces, meeting and lecture rooms, a cooking
demonstration facility, rates and council service
centre and internal gallery space. Associated
community medical facilities (GP Super Clinic),
Centrelink, radiology, pathology and a variety of
private sector support allied health facilities, such
as dental, pharmacy and cafe tenancy spaces, make
up the bulk of the all-encompassing structure.
Externally, the building incorporates over
3600sqm of water-wise landscaping. A piazza
meeting place of 1000sqm features an outdoor
cinema area forming the southern entrance to the
building and a central focus between the existing
Youth Centre and the new Civic building.
The three-storey building has a footprint of over
7000sqm and incorporates an undercroft/semi-
basement carpark for 210 car bays, with a further
40 surface car bays and 11800sqm of usable space.
The building’s exceptional design responds
to the site’s high profile corner location, its multiple
tenants that need high levels of interconnectivity
between users, and the desire for Cockburn to
have a landmark Civic building adjacent to the
major Gateway shopping development.
The various tenant areas are located in one
of three distinct buildings, or architectural forms.
All are accessed by an enclosed internal street
or gallery space affording visual connection
between tenancies over two levels.
Globally, the building is an environmental
showcase with use of both active and passive
systems to reduce energy consumption. Natural
ventilation systems, rainwater harvesting and high
performance thermal glazing are incorporated,
along with a 100kw photovoltaic array that is
to be utilised as a community educational tool
and a practical contribution to the building’s
Bollig Design Group will complete full
architectural and interior design services as
superintendent on behalf of the City of Cockburn.
The $39 million project is due for completion
in 2013 and will set a precedent for future
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