Wurriki Nyal Civic Precinct

COX Architecture

The ‘Wurriki Nyal’ Civic Precinct for the City of Greater Geelong (CoGG) provides a purpose-built Council Hub featuring mass timber construction, and new Civic Space with state-of-the-art environmental features, supporting community wellbeing, growth, and sustainable development for this designated UNESCO City of Design. The precinct masterplan comprises a collection of multi-scaled buildings arranged to form an inviting campus that maximises access to natural light, views, existing pedestrian routes, and is responsive to its neighbouring built context, both heritage and modern.

The project aimed to achieve ambitious sustainability targets, encountering the following challenges along the way: Balancing access to natural light and thermal efficiency: Maximising access to natural light internally was essential to reduce reliance on artificial lighting and facilitate lower energy consumption.

The Precinct demonstrated a commitment to sustainable development and responsible urban planning, aiming to provide a benchmark for future projects in the region.

Photography by Peter Clarke Photography