AMC is marking NAIDOC Week by acknowledging key projects and industry partners with indigenous connections as an opportunity to recognise the history and culture of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The incorporation of Yarning Circles into workplaces is an important cultural connection with Australia’s indigenous heritage, providing an opportunity for informal collaboration, reflection and storytelling in a dedicated, relaxed space. AMC and Quay Building Group’s fitout of the Department of Education’s Yarning Room in Canberra showcases Aboriginal artwork, artefacts and upholstery fabric design and was recently a Finalist in the 2020 MBA ACT Awards. We also wish to acknowledge our construction industry partners with indigenous connections who play a vital role in the delivery of our projects.
AMC is very proud to announce that the Brindabella Business Park Wellness Hub has been awarded the 2020 MBA Excellence Award for a Commercial Building <$5m! Our architectural and interior design teams thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to work with Capital Airport Group and Construction Control to deliver this unique facility that offers a large well-equipped gym, café and end of trip facilities for BBP users. Congratulations to all involved!
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/
We love the opportunity to take on small commissions that have the potential to become something truly special. “Nguurruu” in Gundaroo is an excellent example of this. AMC and Indesco initially developed a redevelopment masterplan to assist the clients in refining their vision for the property and to prioritise and stage future development. Completed earlier this year, Stage 1 involved the adaptive reuse of an existing barn to a luxury self-contained two-bedroom retreat with associated external works and landscape terracing to complement the rural setting. AMC’s architectural planning and interior design scheme makes the most of the barn’s footprint and vaulted ceilings, showcasing the expansive vistas across the Southern Tablelands and creating a comfortable sanctuary through the use of natural textiles, timbers, stone and copper. The Barn provides visitors with a “place to unwind, relax and explore” and the opportunity to learn about biodynamic and regenerative farming within a stunning country setting. Visit the Nguuruu website here https://www.nguurruu.com/ to book your stay!
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.
YourGP @ Denman has been announced as a finalist in the 2020 Master Builders & Asset Construction Hire Excellence Awards.
AMC’s fitout for YourGP @ Denman has been announced as a finalist in the 2020 Master Builders and Asset Construction Hire Excellence Awards in the “Commercial or Retail Fitout, Refurbishment or Alteration $1million to $5million” category! Designed by AMC and constructed by Projex Building Group, this is the second YourGP fitout AMC has delivered in the ACT and is located in the vibrant Denman Village mixed use precinct at the heart of Denman Prospect. Responding to the organic floor plate and curved glazed façade, the fitout makes excellent use of natural lighting, with a generous use of timber elements creating a light-filled, warm and welcoming interface for staff, patients and visitors. This high quality fitout demonstrates YourGP’s continued commitment to providing excellent medical care and practice vision of “Genuine Care, Clinical Excellence”. Good luck to all Finalists, winners will be announced via a digital campaign on the MBA ACT Facebook and LinkedIn pages over the next two months.
Congratulations to Peet Limited & Mirvac on the success of their Googong North development at the recent PCA Innovation & Excellence Awards, taking out the 2020 RLB ACT Development of the Year award. This new development boasts exceptional amenities for Googong residents and incorporates the Googong North Village precinct designed by AMC. The mixed use precinct is a key element of the Googong North Masterplan, consisting of residential apartments, a Club Lime gym, supermarket, childcare centre, community centre, allied heath services, cafes and bars. The built form creates a legible and striking address for the corner of Gorman Drive & Caragh Ave with the development taking advantage of excellent vistas from the site. Internal streets and integrated landscape elements create an inviting and welcoming precinct for “Googonians” and visitors alike, consistent with Peet and Mirvac’s vision for this dynamic new community. To read more on the Googong North Mixed Use Development head here: https://amcarchitecture.com.au/portfolio/googong-north-mixed-use-development/
AMC are very pleased to announce that DHA’s latest development at Academy Close, Campbell has just been approved through the NCA. In close proximity to ADFA, this new mini-residential subdivision includes 30 dwellings comprised of 5 very different typologies to meet Defence personnel requirements and different banding levels noting most of the residents will likely work nearby. The architectural character references key identifiable characteristics of RMC Duntroon and ADFA respectively through the use of expressed gabled roof forms and a more commercial materials palette of masonry and metal cladding expressed in a modern and understated way. Single and two storey dwellings have been carefully sited and arranged to maximise solar access, preserve existing mature trees, create attractive useable outdoor areas, play down the impact of garaging and achieve a compelling overall composition that responds to site contours and features. The interiors design concept, also developed by AMC references the architectural character of the dwellings while bringing a warmth and charm to the living experience of residents. An integrated landscape design concept augments the bush setting while providing attractive streetscape settings and private garden areas. Construction is likely to commence later in 2020.
The demand for affordable, social and community housing was high before the Covid 19 Pandemic including no less than 200,000 people on social housing waiting lists across the nation. In this new Covid paradigm, the nation’s largest community housing advocacy group ‘PowerHousing’ are urging the Federal and State Governments to invest in more housing options across Australia – to read about this in more detail, take a look at the ABC’s article here ‘https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-07-15/build-community-housing-to-help-beat-the-coronavirus-recession/12458628‘ which features The Bradfield in Downer which was designed by AMC Architecture for CHC Australia as a key Affordable and Community Housing provider.
With key Commonwealth tenant leases expiring in ISPT’s 7 London Circuit and ultimately 18 Marcus Clarke Street Civic precinct, AMC in parallel with Oculus, have developed a strategic and integrated building refurbishment program. This includes the repositioning of the ground floor retail and tenant mix and the associated public realm, the pedestrianizing of William Clements Lane between the 2 buildings to reinvigorate this important City-West block and the incorporation of a new warmer materials palette expressed in targeted architectural interventions and the interiors concepts. This exciting project has feature in a recent Riot Canberra article – for more details ‘https://the-riotact.com/4-7-million-development-to-revitalise-city-west-precinct/386552’