December 2021 saw a flurry of activity across a number of sites to achieve completion prior to Christmas, including the Denman Village Community Centre at Denman Prospect. AMC was engaged by Capital Estate Development (CED) and Denman Village ELC to provide architectural and interior design services for the new Centre, which forms a key part of the Denman Village precinct. The architectural concept responds to the changing site levels and the need for an easy pedestrian connection with the public carpark. The architectural expression utilises contrasting materials, angled and curved geometry, folded roof forms and large expanses of glazing to create a striking built form that takes its cue from the adjacent shops, also designed by AMC. Skillfully constructed by Nikias Diamond, this high-quality development incorporates an early learning centre at ground level with a community centre located above, both of which benefit from expansive views and excellent solar orientation to create light-filled interiors and dynamic external gathering spaces. Internally, timber and natural stone materials are contrasted against off-form/precast concrete elements with coloured glazing elements adding a sense of fun and interest to playrooms.
We are delighted that two recent projects designed by AMC are Finalists in the 2021 Master Builders and Asset Construction Hire Excellence Awards. The refurbishment and extension to the Villaggio Residential Aged Care Facility in Page, constructed by Monarch Building, is a finalist in the “Special Purpose Commercial Building” category. While, the PSMA/Geoscape Australia fitout, built by AMA Projects, has been nominated in the “Commercial or Retail Fitout, Refurbishment or Alteration $1 Million to $5 Million” category. More details about these projects can be found on our website. Winners will be announced on 22 October!
An exciting milestone took place this week for the Capital Airport Group, AMC and Denman Prospect with the sod-turning ceremony for the new Denman Village Childcare & Early Learning Centre, scheduled for completion in 2022. For more information about this project, head here:https://amcarchitecture.com.au/portfolio/denman-prospect-childcare-community-centre/
Respite Care QBN is currently working with AMC to develop a concept for a new Respite Centre in Queanbeyan
With a focus on providing purpose-designed respite care facilities for young people suffering from terminal or chronic illnesses as an alternative to aged care accommodation, Respite Care in QBN is currently working with AMC to develop a concept for a new Respite Centre in Queanbeyan. The facility includes six large bedrooms with a common lounge/dining area and associated support areas. The single storey centre features folded roof forms, timber and masonry elements and sits comfortably within its residential setting. Excellent solar orientation and the incorporation of clerestory glazing ensures internal spaces will be homely, bright and airy with views to landscaped gardens and an external common area. Respite Care QBN and AMC look forward to this important initiative becoming a reality, once State and Federal Government is secured. To read more on this project, head here: https://the-riotact.com/much-needed-respite-care-centre-waiting-for-political-promises-to-be-realised/388402?fbclid=IwAR2DxR2Pv8aSppzaq4SxyVzTU0Yc1mma19wX-LdR8NJHoahuCtsKONibIek
Construction of a new extension to the Villaggio Sant’ Antonio aged care facility in Page is almost complete. The works see the addition of 29 new Residential Aged Care units and associated support areas in a new wing a new multi-purpose Activities Room. AMC’s architectural and interior design teams worked closely throughout the project, consulting with residents and VSA staff to prepare an integrated scheme that responds sympathetically to the existing Taglietti-designed facility with careful thought given to creating legible and attractive living and communal spaces for residents. All resident rooms benefit from private courtyards with outlooks to DSB’s thoughtfully designed landscaped gardens that promote sensory engagement and interaction. Constructed by Monarch Building Solutions, this is a fantastic result for the multi-cultural VSA community, particularly given the challenges presented by the COVID pandemic for aged care facilities this year.
Check out this subtle yet elegant façade treatment recently unveiled as the last part of the Stage 1 works for the Goodwin Village Redevelopment project. Thanks to innovative Locker’s Atmosphere Façade system, AMC has designed a unique graphic element to the Village’s newest building, featuring a wheat motif super-graphic expressed through a perforated metal skin – a nod to William Farrer, a leading agronomist of his time and ‘father of the Australian wheat industry’. Stage 2 is now well underway so watch this space!
Documentation for the Denman Prospect Community & Child Care Centre is in progress and approaching an important milestone for the project. The Centre will form part of Capital Estate Development’s exciting new Denman Village precinct, a project in which AMC has continued to play a key role, designing and delivering the local centre mixed-use development in late 2018. Contrasting materials and geometric forms create a striking built form that takes its cue from the surrounding context. The Centre will accommodate a childcare centre at ground level with a community centre above, both of which will benefit from expansive views and excellent solar orientation to create light-filled internal areas and dynamic external gathering spaces.
Congratulations to the design team on a wonderful concept, we eagerly anticipate the next stage of this exciting project!
AMC is excited to announce that The Central @ Crace by Goodwin has been nominated as a finalist in the National Retirement Living Awards for 2019! The Central has been recognised as an innovative new approach to seniors housing and recently won the 2019 Rider Levett Bucknall ACT Property Development of the Year Award.
Stage 1 of the Goodwin Farrer Redevelopment was completed recently with the brand new Clubhouse now open for business!
The Clubhouse is distinguished from the rest of the development by its exposed structural elements revealed the light-filled double-height spaces of the new social hub for the Goodwin Farrer community. Inside, the Clubhouse a serene material and colour palette of blonde timbers and dark tiled surfaces set against the natural tones of soft furnishings and acoustic wall panels creates a relaxing and restful environment. An open fire place with full height log wall is a key feature of the Clubhouse, enhancing the spacious and light-filled atrium that promises to be a popular social hub for the residents.
Zenith recently published a profile of the Clubhouse featuring a number of furniture items that are ideal for this setting without compromising on style and elegance. Click here to check out the case study.
AMC is excited that The Central by Goodwin has won the 2019 Rider Levett Bucknall ACT Property Development of the Year Award at the PCA’S “Roman Empire” themed ACT Awards night on Friday! This high quality retirement living development, designed by AMC, has been recognised as an innovative new approach to seniors housing that successfully integrates a new community into the heart of Crace, offering residents a range of housing choices and, unlike many such developments, their own front door. As a mixed-use precinct, it is effectively an extension of the Crace village centre and includes a sophisticated central urban landscaped area. This is the second time Goodwin has won this award, again supported by AMC, and the development is now a strong candidate for the Aurex Group Award for Best Retirement Living Development at the National PCA Awards night later this month. We wish Goodwin the best of luck!
Congratulations to all involved and to the other industry winners on the night.
Read more about this project and the awards here.
AMC’s base building refurbishment of Penrhyn House (2-6 Bowes Street) in Woden and The Central at Crace were officially announced as Finalists in the 2019 Property Council of Australia Innovation & Excellence Awards on Friday. The inclusion of these projects speaks to the success of each in demonstrating excellence in innovative, high quality and sustainable design within their respective categories (Penrhyn House: Best Sustainable Development – Existing Building, The Central: Best Retirement Living Development).
Thank you to the PCA for a special mention in your Press Release!
Winners will be announced at the PCA Awards Gala Dinner on 17 May. Good luck to our fellow nominees!