Keast Park Community PavilionEdit profile
Keast Park Community Pavilion sits between the Nepean Highway and the Seaford foreshore and is considered by council as a gateway site marking the entry to the broader city of Frankston. The project seeks to integrate all facilities into a stimulating new community building and encourage park users to engage with the bowls club, as part of their daily experience of the site.
The ground floor consists of a series of timber pods incorporating building programme which are separated by two large public deck areas. These undercroft spaces provide shade in summer and wind protection year round, as well as suggesting legible entry and visual access between the Carrum Bowling Club and the park. The upper level presents as a linear form that runs east/west from the Nepean Highway forecourt in the east to a cantilevered verandah space in the west overlooking the beach.
The undulating sculptural ridgeline recalls the dune-cape topography of the foreshore and is reinforced by the application of vertical timber planks around the northern and southern facades of the building. Materiality of the building and coastal landscape form has been selected from sustainable sources where possible, including plantation timber cladding and decking.
Description by architects