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Living Kaurna Cultural Centre

in assocation with Habitable Places
MARION, SA

The Living Kaurna Culture Centre, jointly delivered by Phillips/Pilkington Architects and Habitable Places Architects, provides facilities for the Kaurna community in the City of Marion. A reconciliation, landmark, tourism and heritage project, the design is based on the story of Tjilbruke and has been developed collaboratively with the Kaurna people. The centre provides a meeting/activity room, interpretive gallery, catering and kitchen facilities together with outdoor decks which will become retail and cafe facilities as the centre develops. The building employs environmental strategies including natural ventilation and shading, rainwater collection, evaporative air-conditioning and use of naturally resilient timbers.

Award:    RAIA (SA Chapter) BHP Colorbond
                 Steel Award of Merit
                 Australian Timber Design Award, 2003

Project Value: $1.0m
Completed 2001