ASRC DANDENONG SERVICES HUB_

Project Information+

  • CLIENT Asylum Seeker Resource Centre

  • YEAR 2019-2023
  • BUDGET Pro-Bono
  • STATUS Constructed
  • TYPE Not-For-Profit Facility
  • LOCATION Dandenong, Victoria
  • AWARDS Australian Design Review IDEA Award – Community Services – 2023

Credits Design Team+

  • Architects and Project Leads

  • Bates Smart & Garner Davis Architects

Consultants+

  • WSP

  • Ratio Consultants
  • Architecture & Access
  • Aurecon
  • WT Partners
  • SCL
  • Yarra Edge Nursery
  • AMES
  • The Tree Shop

Enlocus were engaged by the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre to provide pro-bono landscape architectural services for their critical new, large-scale Dandenong Services Hub. The design reclaims approximately 50% of ...
Enlocus were engaged by the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre to provide pro-bono landscape architectural services for their critical new, large-scale Dandenong Services Hub. The design reclaims approximately 50% of the existing carpark to construct a terraced outdoor social area. ‘The Garden’ enables the essential delivery of place-based holistic services and creates a gathering place which can accommodate activities and events. With the facility’s Food Bank in mind, an edible garden with herb varieties originating from locations as such as Syria has been developed, for incorporation in meals prepared by staff and volunteers. The key feature of the centre’s landscape design is its “story tree” – symbolic of community resilience, rejuvenation, rebirth, regeneration and identity. It also serves as a symbol of the growth of the ASRC since its inception in 2001, and its ongoing importance in providing vital services to those in need.
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