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Bulgarra Community Centre

In October 2009, CODA was selected by the K2020 panel in Karratha to provide architectural services for the new Bulgarra Community Centre. This new community use building brings together the functions of a community hall and general-purpose meeting room with a playgroup and occasional care facilities.

Our proposal represented a new standard for community architecture both in Karratha, and the Pilbara as a whole. The scheme combines a comprehensive response to the brief and the unique climatic constraints of the region. The wrapping the building in a screen of perforated metal has created a striking iconic image grounded in practicality and innovation.

Most significantly, this project continues our commitment to regionally specific and climate sensitive architectural outcomes that will help to create memorable and beautiful spaces for the benefit of the community.