The Pavilion Performing Arts Centre in New South Wales Sutherland Shire has taken home first place in Excellence in Timber Design (public building) at last week’s Australian Timber Design awards.
Up against tough competition in the likes of Galkangu Bendigo GovHub and Gippsland Performing Arts Centre, the judges were impressed with The Pavilion’s architectural eminence and commitment to eco-conscious design through the use of glue-laminated mass timber, reuse of salvaged bricks, water harvesting, solar panels and high-performance double-glazing.
Breathing new life into the existing Sutherland Entertainment Centre, CHROFI and NBRS have transformed the iconic 40-year old public venue into an award-winning space that sets a new benchmark for performing arts facilities in Australia.
MASSLAM has been spectacularly incorporated into the foyer re-design, with 11m tall columns set out in a grid style layout, bridging inside and out through materiality and a verandah-inspired design. MASSLAM plays a critical role in the building’s construction with over 84m3 of MASSLAM 45 members in a variety of sizes ranging from 1260 x 210mm.
The Pavilion wasn’t the only MASSLAM project to end the awards evening on a high.
Galkangu Bendigo GovHub won Excellence in the Use of Timber Products (Australian Certified Timber) which features 1000m3 of MASSLAM glue-laminated timber.
Designed in collaboration with Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Aboriginal Corporation and Dja Dja Wurrung Traditional Owners, the four-storey mass timber regional building combines eight local and state government agencies under the one roof.
Supported by a sustainable timber frame in MASSLAM, the striking design of the building’s frit pattern façade is based on the diamond pattern of the Dja Dja Wurrung shield to represent the values of respect, recognition, reconciliation and self-determination.
Achieving a 6-Star Green Star Rating for design thanks to the inclusion of sustainable timber, energy efficient indoor air quality systems, solar panels and water monitoring systems.
ASH is proud to have been involved in each of the projects and congratulates everyone involved in bringing these exceptional buildings to life.