Bence Mulcahy was thrilled to be awarded second place in a national competition to design a community hub for Kingston.
The project brief by Kingborough Council was focused on giving life and soul to Kingston’s commercial centre by transforming the former Kingston High School site into a series of indoor and outdoor spaces for public activity.
Our design, informed by public consultation, is a fun take on the ‘big box’ style retail building so popular in Kingston and sees a strong, unique building sheltered under an umbrella-style roof that reflects the town’s beachside identity.
The umbrella draws the site’s old and new buildings together to give the community a town square, engaging spaces, and a place to linger.
The concept of a beach brolly propped over a ‘big-box’ with K shaped plan reflects our desire to create a joyful space for community life.