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Aspire Clubhouse in Calleya, Western Australia
26 May 2020
Aspire Clubhouse in Calleya, Perth
Design: Hames Sharley Architecture
Location: Calleya, Perth, Western Australia
The Aspire Clubhouse is a contemporary space that offers users the opportunity to connect. It is an expression of the personality of the village and allows individuals and groups to create, explore and curate their own interests with fluidity between the internal and external environments.
All design selections in the clubhouse respond to market needs for a more resort-style facility that caters for seniors looking for a discerning and contemporary retirement experience.
The Aspire Clubhouse represents the “heart” of the Calleya Village. It is the meeting place for residents to get together and socialise, access health and well-being facilities and engage with the Village Manager. It is essentially a natural extension of the residents’ own homes.
A significant challenge on this project was satisfying all the separate entities and stakeholders. From the client, Stockland and their design review process to the external architect MJA. To provide a solution to their brief which came in budget and exceeded their expectations.
The solution was to have a clear path of communication and a process in place to constantly review and provide feedback.
Stockland is one of the largest diversified property groups in Australia – owning, developing and managing a large portfolio of retail town centres, workplace and logistics assets, residential communities and retirement living villages. Founded in 1952, today Stockland leverages its diversified model to help create sustainable communities where people live, shop and work.
The interior concept embraced the architectural fabric of the building and used the strong, honest elements as a backdrop to furniture and built-in joinery. Materials such as rammed earth, terrazzo, granite and timber evoke a crafted, genuine warm feeling. This coupled with reoccurring green tiled walls and a timber veneered spine provides an interior of integrity. Furniture, artwork and indoor plants provide a natural, soft yet textural layer to complete an appropriate fit-out for today’s seniors living.
The brief for Aspire Clubhouse was to facilitate a healthy, vibrant community and improve the quality of life for residents at the clubhouse at Aspire by Stockland, Calleya. The clubhouse had to meet the needs of the community and its residents into the future adapt as the village changed. Meaning, the clubhouse must respond to the changing mobility, vision and dexterity of residents aged between 70 and 90.
Hames Sharley believes these community facilities will only become more popular as our current aging population are more decerning. This demographic, are well travelled, educated and expect a superior envirment for their retirement.
The Interiors design Concept had three main objectives:
Western Australia Vernacular – The Interior Design embraces the Western Australian Vernacular. It is of its place and reflects the states unique natural beauty.
Resort-Inspired Living – To be in the comfort and security of home but to feel that each day is a holiday. To enjoy the visual and physical
connection to nature and the seamless indoor/outdoor flow of space.
Village Lifestyle – To enjoy the benefits of community. An nurturing, familiar and relaxed environment. A friendly, sociable hub that also provides spaces for private contemplation.
The clubhouse provides amenities such as media facilities, swimming pool, bar, craft areas, pool table, commercial kitchen, gym and zones for gathering. Throughout the clubhouse the indoor/outdoor relationship is prominent due to the “U” shaped building, central courtyard and the flow of materials and furniture. This further blurs the threshold between interior and exterior.
Aspire Clubhouse in Perth – Building Information
Architects: Hames Sharley Architecture
Builders: Crothers Construction
Project Budget: $2250000
Completion date: 2018
Photography: Joel Barbitta
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