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The Jack Brabham amenities and kiosk building is located on the eastern side of Sir Jack Brabham Reserve which, together with sports fields, new landscape and playground spaces, forms a new recreational destination within the Oran Park Town Centre in south western Sydney.
The linear building form folds to create a gathering space along the main pedestrian pathway around the eastern edge of the playing fields, which is treated as a large ‘outdoor room’ providing both a social focus and public space.
The integration of an outdoor room provides an opportunity for people to meet and to gather in wet weather or when looking for shelter from the sun. It is the space around which the building is organised; providing under cover access to the kiosk, toilets, and meeting room.
The space is covered by a long span ‘Aramax’ roof, which provides a lightweight means of providing a covered space unencumbered by columns. A colourful pre-finished battened screen adds to the iconic or public presence of this western edge.
The building also draws on the history of the area and the namesake of the Reserve, the famous racing car driver Jack Brabham. Precast concrete wall panels, which enclose the building footprint, have been integrated by a relief which interprets part of the motor racing history of the area – an abstract representation of the Oran Park race circuit.
Client: Urban Growth NSW
Project Value: $650,000