The Salvation Army - Temora
A new multipurpose hall adjacent to a Heritage listed Salvation Army Citadel was designed to replace a previous post war community hall lost to arson.
The new hall was designed to acknowledge its neighbour, with a modern interpretation of the existing heritage citadel referencing traditional Salvation Army Architecture of adjacent primary & secondary buildings. Immediately beyond the heritage inspired facade, the building utilises materials & forms of traditional rural buildings found in the area. As you travel away from the primary frontage the building gets more modern, until at the rear of the site the building is unmistakably contemporary, utilising high pitched skillion rooves, exposed structural steel & extensive glazing. A red alucobond wall signals the entry point to the facility when viewed from the town centre.
The roof forms & glazing are not just there for aesthetics though. Cleverly designed to maximise energy efficiency by obtaining solar access over the top of the existing citadel on its northern side, the design ensures plentiful natural light penetrates into the core of the building, maximises access to winter sun and ensures summer shade & cooling by natural ventilation.
The attached breezeway provides an all weather link between the two buildings, and sliding stacker doors allow the new hall to be opened up as overflow to the citadel, and to facilitate post worship & large gatherings.
Durable, low maintenance materials were selected throughout ensuring that the building will continue to provide benefit to its occupants long into the future.