Lyons wins design competition for Springvale Community Precinct Project
Following a shortlisted competition process, Lyons’ have won the design for the new Springvale Community Precinct Project for the City of Greater Dandenong.
Located in the heart of Springvale, the design incorporates an integrated library and community customer service hub. The building is structured around signicant red gum trees at the centre of the site, with a flowing landscape form and a generous community green. The design for this important community building incorporates and reflects the stories of the Springvale Community - its past, present and future.
Saturday the 19th of September 2015, marked the official opening of the Koorie Heritage Trust's new home in the Yarra Building at Federation Square, a Lyons & IADV (Indigenous Architecture & Design Victoria) designed fitout. The relocation is a significant symbolic move of Koorie culture from the margins of the city to its centre.
Officially launched by the Honorable Natalie Hutchins MP, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, along with opening remarks by the Right-Honorable Lord Mayor Robert Doyle, the event coincided with the Trust's 30th Birthday celebrations.
The Trust is a peak indigenous organisation in Victoria and its new premises allow it to share its heritage collections, create a place for the Koorie community to take pride in their identity, and where the wider community can come together in the spirit of reconciliation.