GEELONG YOUTH ACTIVITIES AREA
A multipurpose intergenerational recreation plaza, the Geelong Youth Activities Area (GYAA) was designed as a cascading terrace creating an amphitheatre around a central performance stage and large LCD screen.
Simple steel frames act as shelter, signage and art displays, whilst also housing media projectors. The terraces are surrounded with seating and shelter for socialising and informal viewing of street and plaza skating, half court basketball and bouldering wall.
“THIS SPACE IS A PHYSICAL DEMONSTRATION THAT YOUNG PEOPLE MATTER TO THEIR COMMUNITY AND THAT BUSINESS AND GOVERNMENT ARE KEEN TO WORK TOGETHER TO ADDRESS THEIR NEEDS”
– Ian Trezise, Australian Government MP at opening
2009 Victorian AILA ‘Victoria Medal‘, Best Overall Project
2009 Victorian AILA Award ‘Design Excellence’
2009 CCAA Public Domain Award, Best Project Victoria
2009 CCAA National Public Domain Award, National ‘Best Precinct’