ASPECT Studios was commissioned by the City of Whitehorse to create an innovative space with a diverse array of recreation activities andevents within the historic and well-loved gardens of Box Hill Gardens.
A key feature of the space is the recycling of the former tennis court club building. Part of the clubhouse has been retained and reused asseating platforms overlooking the playing surfaces. A new toilet block sits behind the rebound-wall providing amenity to all park users.
The site functions as both community space and courts for multiple sport and recreation activities. A dynamic and engaging super graphicdefines the play areas and creates an iconic and playful destination for the growing community.
A 1km long path for walking and running will be added to the space in the near future. The path will circumnavigate the gardens, with the startand finish lines dovetailing into the Multi-purpose area.
Project Title: Box Hill Gardens Multi Use Purpose Area
Client: Whitehorse City Council
Location: Irving Avenue, Box Hill, VIC, Australia
Scope: Concept Design, Design Development, Tender Documentation, Construction
Team: ASPECT Studios (lead consultant), NMBW Architecture, GTA Consultants, Form Structures, Martin Butcher Lighting Design
Project cost: 1.4 million
Area size: 3000 m²
Photographer: Andrew Lloyd
Awards: 2013 AILA Victoria Awards – Design