Salisbury Community Hub Administration and Civic Centre

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This project is all about creating, cultivating and inspiring a culturally diverse community.

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Client

City of Salisbury

Location

Salisbury, South Australia

Design

Hassell

Role

Design advisory through to full design and delivery

Value

$A 32M

Completion

2019

Area

7,200m2

Photography

Lillie Thompson, Raphael Christinat

Video

Closer Productions

Awards + Recognition

Australian Institute of Architects SA Chapter – Jack McConnell Award for Public Architecture
Australian Institute of Architects SA Chapter Award for Interior Architecture – Commendation
Australian Library Design Awards – Commendation

Located in the northern suburbs of Adelaide, South Australia, it has rapidly become the thriving heart of the City of Salisbury since opening in late 2019.

 

Designed around the principles of it being a market place for community activities, enterprise and resources, it is an open and welcoming place where the community can connect with their council. It is also a catalyst for the next chapter of the evolution of the Salisbury City Centre, a place where community, business and local government work together for the benefit of the city.

The principles of town square markets – openness, choice, vitality and ease of access – form the basis of the community spaces.

Internal voids and openings visually and physically connect community and workplace areas, breaking down the barriers between council staff and the community they serve.

The shifts between each of the floor levels provide a variety of overhangs, shaded spaces and terraces, successfully negating the impact of such a large building in a high street setting.

The jewel in the project is the old town cemetery.

 

The building embraces it as an integral part of the cultural of the town centre, a part of the experience of the civic centre.

“Overall, since opening on the 30 November 2019 the Salisbury Community hub has recorded a 39.7% increase in visitation of over 50,000 community members (end January 2020), and with an uplift of 266.6% of available City of Salisbury led training and programs a 480% increase in community participation.

 

~ Jo Cooper Manager, City of Salisbury