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Centennial Park Bicycle Hub

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Centennial and Moore Park Trusts

Hill Thalis designed the original shell for the Bicycle Hub for Centennial Park. It has been substantially modified by subsequent alterations associated with an independent fitout.

The Hub was arranged in two distinct square volumes: one housing bike hire and storage facilities and the other a small café. A low canopy roof and elevated base united the pair of complementary volumes, which punctuated the linear roof plane, allowing them to become visible markers in the landscape from distant viewpoints.

The building had been designed with a minimal footprint and limited hardstand, positioned to avoid removal of the existing trees.

Perforated metal, luminous acrylic paneling and generous areas of glazing were intended to display differing degrees of transparency, reflectivity and luminosity at different times of the day. The Hub was intended to have calm presence along the edge of Grand Drive.

Architectural works on the Hub were completed in September 2015. Hill Thalis have no involvement with the alterations and mechanical fitout.

TEAM

Hill Thalis Team
Philip Thalis, Brett Sperling, Alexander Rink, Jonathon Kibble

CONSULTANT TEAM

Structural Engineering – Triaxial
Hydraulic Engineering – Jones Nicholson
Civil/Traffic/Stormwater – Complete Urban
Quantity Surveying – MBMpl
Builder – Grindley Interiors

DRAWINGS + PHOTOGRAPHY
© Drawings – Hill Thalis Architects

PERSPECTIVE IMAGES
© Hill Thalis

Centennial Park Bicycle Hub