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Mandurah Aquatic and Recreation Centre (MARC)

This challenging project for the City of Mandurah included the replacement of the existing roof and structure, pool refurbishment, along with a custom design for a new suspended wall and ceiling system.

Lake Gwelup Christian Church

Construction of the New Lake Gwelup Christian Church commenced in July 2016 and completed in September 2016 with the official grand opening taking place of Sunday 12th March 2017.

The project consists of a 400 person chapel, with a full immersion baptistery and state of the art sound system, spacious  Port Cochere and entry foyer, Youth and Children’s Facilities, café with commercial kitchen, Community Outreach programmes, function rooms, administrative offices and counseling rooms.

External features include a shaded kids playground, extensive verandahs and  landscaped areas, and a teen zone with a basketball court.

The new chapel auditorium is almost double the capacity of the existing church building and the new kitchen and café area is more than twice the size of the previous the facility that occupied the site in Gwelup since 1989.

The building represents an economical yet elegant design that is approachable, complements  the suburban setting and forms an integral part of the aged care and residential facility adjacent.

KPA designed and documented all of these buildings as one universal facility in order to be able to connect them together to form a unique synergy.

Kelmscott Library

Following KPA’s work on the refurbishment of Stargate Shopping Centre in Kelmscott, we were given the opportunity to provide architectural services for the creation of a tenancy space for the Kelmscott Library.

The project brief required the reconfiguration and refurbishment of a vacant supermarket tenancy and loading dock area to create the new space for the library.  The loading dock was transformed into a landscaped forecourt and a new entry was created utilising large existing wall openings.  Suspended awnings and a modern blade feature reflect the architectural elements of the shopping centre and pad site buildings, enhancing the harmonious language of the built form across the site.  Along the side walls, new floor-to-ceiling windows allow natural light into the building interior and new ceilings, wall linings and services created a fresh shell in which the library tenants could carry out their own fit-out works.

Catholic Schools

The ‘Building the Education Revolution’ initiative was instigated and funded by the Federal Government to help kick start the economy following the Global Financial Crisis in 2008.

In association with Santelli Architects, KPA was involved in the documentation & contract administration of a number of projects for the WA Catholic Education Office.

These projects ranged in value from approximately $1 million to approximately $3 million. Depending on the requirements of the particular school, the projects included a combination of new buildings, alterations and additions, as well as refurbishments in both single and double storey construction. As the new works were designed to compliment the architecture of the existing school buildings, a variety of building styles and materials were used across the different projects.

KPA provided Architectural Services to Santelli Architects on the following projects; • Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Primary School, Karrinyup Extensions to the Administration Area and Multi-Purpose Hall • St Domenic’s Catholic Primary School, Innaloo Library extension and new Multi-Purpose Hall • St Lawrence Catholic Primary School, Balcatta New Multi-Purpose Hall and Library • St Kieran Catholic Primary School, Tuart Hill New Multi-Purpose Hall and Library • Assumption Catholic Primary School, Mandurah Library extension and new Multi-Purpose Hall • St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, Northam Administration Area alterations and new Performing Arts Centre • St Joseph’s Catholic High School, Northam New Science and Language Laboratories.