We are a group of 450 professionals working collaboratively across 15 locations conveniently located throughout Asia, Australia and the Middle East. dwp|suters combines the design flair of one of Asia’s most innovative international design companies, dwp; with over 50 years of award winning design expertise from one of Australia’s top ten architecture practices, Suters. Our key sectors are Health, Education, Seniors Living, Workplace, Civic, Sports+Leisure, Residential, Retail, Hospitality and Industrial.
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Churchill Community Hub
Churchill Victoria, 2009
The Churchill Community Hub is a contemporary model for a community centre that houses a diverse range of user groups and activities, each with a differing aims and clients but sharing common facilities whilst improving the interconnectivity of these services within the rural community. The hub operates a number of different functions, a childcare centre and a preschool run by Monash University and the Latrobe City Council, a maternal and child health programme with associated parenting facilities run by local government medical services, and a Neighbourhood Centre that conducts adult learning programmes and craft groups who have been provided with programme rooms offices and computer lab.
Caroline Springs Civic Centre
Caroline Springs, Victoria, 2007
Caroline Springs Civic Centre includes the Library and Stadium. The interior architecture for the Caroline Springs Library was inspired by the local geological features of the area, from which the Organ Pipes National Park derives its name. These distinctive columnar basalt formations are reflected in many interior design elements with the building, which was developed in association with Alex Hotchin. The design employed a clear and logical plan that accommodates large volumes of people moving through the library. Additionally, the need for passive ventilation, night-purging through operable windows, and designing the building for maximum solar penetration with minimal solar gain were also important drivers of the planning. Caroline Springs Stadium is a multi-purpose facility, providing opportunity for access and supporting a range of Community Activities and use. Two existing and two planned schools will be major users of the stadium. The facility primarily caters as an active recreation space for the broader Melton East Community. One court has been configured as a multi-purpose hall suitable for both sporting activities and wider community user (eg. public meetings, schools concerts/ drama presentations, speech nights etc).
Yuille Park Community College
Wendouree, Victoria, 2008
Suters developed an innovative pod design for a total new K to 8 Campus in Ballarat. The school has been designed using whole of life learning principals and is the first Community School in Victoria. Community based services are an integral part of the school, and Maternal Health, Early Childhood, Community House and Welfare programs have been incorporated into the facility. The complex is a Community Hub in which the Library, Art/Craft, Materials Technology and I.T. facilities are utilised partly during the day and in the evenings and weekends. Winner of the Victorian School Design Awards 2008.