BENDIGO & DISTRICT ABORIGINAL
Create a multi-purpose community facility that consolidates the services and programs of the Bendigo & District Aboriginal Co-Operative in one location with cultural sensitivity .
Initially commissioned to undertake a feasibility study to consolidate accommodation properties located throughout Bendigo, to subsequently prepare a Master Plan. Select Group were then engaged to undertake the design phase, currently under construction. Select Group is acting as the superintendent.
The resultant planning and architectural design was inspired by local indigenous art and reflected the influences of nature and the structure of Aboriginal communities. This has created a fusion of the organic, naturalistic and expressive forms. Curved walls and roof shapes connect the cluster of pods, providing a unity of forms and relationships between the various service units.