Wagawn, Bornhoffen is Police-Citizens Youth Clubs Leadership Development Centre located at Natural Bridge in the Gold Coast hinterland. We were commissioned to design a new main hall and kitchen to replace the existing sub-standard facility. The new entry experience welcomes visitors to the new hall, creating a sense of arrival. The hall is visible but does not dominate against the backdrop of the hills.
Bornhoffen is situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty and the new hall is designed be in keeping with the surroundings whilst forming an icon and heart of the Camp. The hall can be opened up to a wide external deck area towards the primary views that the roof flies over providing shading protection to the west.
The interior space is defined by the rhythm of the purpose designed timber/steel trusses which enable the room to be subdivided with an operable wall. The pallet of materials is limited to timber, glazing and a small area of natural stone, echoing the external finishes.