|Client||Location||Year Completed||Range Featured||Materials Used|
|City of Greater Bendigo||Truscott Reserve (California Gully), Bendigo, Victoria||2019||Omega™||Steel, aluminium|
Truscott Reserve is a recreational reserve in Califronia Gully 5 km north of the Bendigo city centre. After community consultation, it was determined that the reserve was in need of upgrades so it could better serve the community.
The City of Bendigo invested in upgrades to Truscott Reserve, this included a new adventure playground and upgrades to the adjacent soccer fields, home to The Eaglehawk Soccer Club.
As a result of the new playground and increased use, a shelter was required to offer sun protection for the community in the summer months.
A shelter had been designed by landscape Architect Jonathon Lane to pay homage to the local soccer club, including hexagonal shapes and bright colours. The shelter would need to be constructed to accurately bring Jonathan’s drawings and vision to life, whilst being able to withstand the natural elements, including the harsh summer sun.
Jonathon Lane Landscape Architect at the City of Greater Bendigo designed the space and shelter.
ASCO was then contracted to bring Jonathan’s design and vision to life.
The design including the hexagonal shapes presented a welcome challenge, our team worked together to determine the best way to ensure structural integrity whilst delivering the designers vision.
This was achieved by fabricating the shelter from a honeycomb of steel with a combination of polycarbonate and powder-coated aluminium.
ASCO was awarded the contract in March 2019 and the project was completed in June 2019.
The result was a striking and functional space which is heavily utilised by families within the community and visitors. Enabling the children to play whilst their guardians watch from a close distance.
Our vast experience and proven Omega™ methodology ensured that this project was a success.
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