Hurlstone Memorial Reserve Community Centre wins Small Project Architecture Award

We are thrilled to have won the Small Project Architecture Award in the 2024 NSW Architecture Awards for our Hurlstone Memorial Reserve Community Centre!

Jury Citation:
“This modest Community Centre, located towards the rear of a park, is a joyous and unexpected discovery at the end of a suburban street.

A red mesh screen confidently announces the pavilion’s presence and physically unifies this outwardly public project. Sitting a couple of metres from the ground, the screen wraps around the timber clad pods of the community centre and public toilet, while a raised platform creates a pleasant outdoor room. It echoes the colours of the suburban vernacular, to create a positive uplift and complement to the local area.

The Y-shape plan invites approach from multiple directions and creates varying activations of the park along its edges. Once inside, it is a double height and beautiful space.

The interior of the community space is also elegant and pleasing. Care has been taken on material specification and detailing to assure it is inviting, yet robust and versatile.

The project demonstrates what can be achieved by an imaginative architect and landscape architect, and a brave client determined to create a project of public and community value.”