The existing building structure was mostly retained, and a new extension added to densify the development. The new 4 storey extension consists of a double volume naturally ventilated space at ground level, a sheltered programmable zone at 3rd storey, and a new roof garden which opens to the sky.
The new facade allows a new level of lightness and transparency to be achieved, balancing the civic image of a Community Club with an understated playfulness in design. Spaces were re-grouped to allow high energy human activities to form part of the new façade, a new backdrop to its immediate urban context. Passive environmental elements were integrated into the design, and materials were chosen through a sustainability and durability analysis.