Broome Aboriginal Short Stay Accommodation Facility

In an attempt to reduce the number of illegal camping, antisocial, health and violence issues in the region, the Government has proposed to provide a short stay accommodation facility which will facilitate between 80 to 100 beds. This facility will be used for Aboriginal visitors requiring temporary accommodation while visiting the region for various reasons including health, business purposes, or visiting relatives. A 24/7 onsite management of the facility will be provided.

The different accommodation units are broken down into three types. Type A units are dedicated to disabled visitors and will be designed to comply with AS1428. Type B units are dedicated to families with children visiting the region. These units will be large enough to accommodate 2 adults, 2 children and a baby. Type C units are dedicated to single people visiting the region. These units are designed to accommodate up to three visitors per room.

The different accommodation units are broken down into three types. Type A units are dedicated to disabled visitors and will be designed to comply with AS1428. Type B units are dedicated to families with children visiting the region. These units will be large enough to accommodate 2 adults, 2 children and a baby. Type C units are dedicated to single people visiting the region. These units are designed to accommodate up to three visitors per room.

Other support facilities such as a Common Ablution Block, Kitchen Dining, Storage and Maintenance, Laundry and Administration Block and Caretaker Unit are also provided to address the full functionality of the whole facility and site.

All buildings draw from the use of materials such as custom orb, COR-TEN® (or similar) and the landscapes of Broome and the Kimberley region. Colours used as accents through the development will be derived from the sea, the mangroves, the earth, the desert, plants and flowers of the region.

Each building will be of a low scale and composed of single roof elements with deep verandahs, steel structural anodised windows and doors, COLORBOND® steel roofs and walls, and glass. Each building will be nestled into the landscape and all roofs will draw into appropriately designed stone gullies which in turn take water to the perimeter roads.

Each building will have a reasonably pitched roof with a topically curved ridge and contiguous verandah ensuring that there are no ridges, flashings or other joints which may potentially fail and create leaks in heavy rainfall and cyclones. Verandahs will create excellent shade to the perimeters of all buildings and windows allow excellent natural light and ventilation (note that all buildings are air conditioned, although fans and openable windows are installed to allow the AC to be turned off during the comfortable months).

The architecture and landscape, combined with signage, the use of perforated and lasercutCOR-TEN® panels on perimeters, the internal and internally the colours and the sense of belonging and community which will be created as part of this project will create a unique and vibrant authentic and culturally appropriate identity of great quality for BASSA. It is the overall aim of the project and its design to contribute to the quality of the site and location as well as creating a welcoming place for Aboriginal people from all over the region.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Type
Commercial

Project Number
1519

Client
Housing Authority

Status
Construction due for completion Jan 2018

Location
Dickson St, Broome

Value
$9m (Perth price)

Key Personnel
Libby Guj, Scott McConn, Eka Pujianto, Ciaran Curtis

Services Provided
Masterplanning, Schematic Design, Design Development, Contract Documentation, Contract Administration, Interior Design, Fit-out Co-ordination

Referee
Yit Peng Chong, Housing Authority E: yitpeng.chong@housing.wa.gov.au Ph: 9440 2353

Gross Floor Area
6490sqm including all external structure

Facilities Provided
Accommodation units, Dining and Laundry Facility, Family Friendly Zone

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