Edmiston Jones

Thirroul District Community Centre & Library

The Thirroul Community Centre and Library is a popular and treasured community hub providing a space for learning, gathering and activities. The building is flexible and robust and meets the needs of a wide range of community groups.

Floor area

1,675 sq. m

Site

352/358 Lawrence Hargrave Drive, Thirroul, NSW

The Requirements

The conceptual framework that GBB based the building design around consisted of the Client’s brief, Community user requirements and the peculiarities of the site. A ‘bush and beach’ character was developed through the use of materials, an organic colour pallet and a well-executed and clever interpretation of the binary structure of inside / outside.

The Solution / Outcomes

A ‘blurring of the edges’ between the Library, Café, and Gallery along with the permeable street frontage further emphasises the strong relationship between internal and external spaces. Internally, functional areas are linked by a simple gallery catering to performance, film, arts and culture requirements for a myriad of community style activities.

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