McKenzie Street Aged Services Centre
5 McKenzie Street is a community building that has undergone several changes over its time adapting to the growing needs of council. The brief to k20 Architecture was to create a new Community Care and Inclusion Department space to cater for the growing needs of the expanding Community and aging clientele and support the increase in staff required to run the department. With the support of the Council, k20 Architecture came up with a design solution that would allow for the existing McKenzie Street Aged Services Centre building to be retained rather than demolished. While the existing building required some updating, it had ‘good bones’ and could be reworked as part of a larger scheme.
k20’s aim was to create an important place which connects people with the site, the services provided by Council and with each other; to create a place that matters. A further aim was to create an eccentric design, one which continued to set a high level of sustainability and exceeded Council’s expectations and set a new benchmark for