ROWLAND PARK AMENITIES
Rowland Park Amenities involved the demolition of the existing 1960s concrete amenities and the reconstruction of a new sporting amenities building with toilets, changerooms, sports storage, canteen and a staff room.
Located in Daceyville in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney, inspiration for the architectural detailing is derived from the detailing of the original buildings of the then “Garden Suburb”. This detailing included arches and curves, render, face brick and v groove panelling. By incorporating such detail, the building can speak to and of its surrounds. The incorporation of a green roof is a nod to the Garden suburb, while environmentally it replaces some of the grass and planting that is now taken up by the building and reduces the amount of impervious surfaces within the parkland.
The use of durable and hard wearing materials ensures that the public building will withstand heavy use by the public and be vandal resistant, creating a functional building that is comfortable and designed to have a long lifespan.
Rowland Park Amenities is building that provides facilities that cater for sports teams and the general public, providing equitable access for all users to the park and improving the amenity of the parkland.