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East Preston Community Centre

East Preston Community Centre

Location: East Preston, Victoria
Client: City of Darebin

This project comprised the total refurbishment of a neighbourhood house which Brazel Haley Maggs Architects had designed 22 years prior for the Department of Housing. The spaces were reconfigured to suit the brief of the current users. This included a new kitchen to enable community participation in food preparation and shared meals, an outdoor area with vegetable beds, a soft fall play area and a community barbeque.

The finishes used are robust but also warm and welcoming. Particular attention was paid to passive cooling with the installation of ceiling fans and external sun louvres. The large meeting spaces were treated with perforated ply ceilings to achieve acoustic comfort. LED lighting was used throughout. The facilities were also updated to meet current accessibility standards.