Lisa-Maree Carrigan Director
Lisa-Maree is Director of Architecture & Urban Design globally at GroupGSA. She leads engagement of teams and clients through design collaboration and strategic direction
The name of Waurn Ponds historically derived its name from a series of interlinked, cascading ponds. Geographically, it is also home to the quite small Waurn Ponds Creek, which starts around the Mount Moriac region and eventually flows into the Barwon River near Belmont Common.
We generated a steel laser-cut solar skin pierced with holes in a range of sizes to wrap the building supplying the necessary solar protection and a strong statement for the new library. Entrance stairways have been replaced by timber boardwalk ramps and the repeated circular motif ensures a memorable image for the facility’s visitors whilst retaining a sense of respect for the surrounding architecture and community amenities.
The clean lines and simple silhouette act in direct opposition to the swirling footprint of the established leisurelink centre and promote integration for all users regardless of age, gender, or background.