PCYC Wagga Wagga receives COLORBOND® Commendation
PCYC Wagga Wagga has received the COLORBOND® Commendation in the 2023 NSW Architecture Awards.
"PCYC Wagga Wagga is the largest ever development for PCYC NSW, the registered charity whose remit is to empower young people to reach their potential through Police and community partnerships.
At the heart of the NSW Riverina district, PCYC Wagga Wagga brings to life a long-term goal of the Police Citizen’s Youth Club (PCYC NSW), to create a purpose-built centre for youth empowerment and resilience through sports, mentorship and community engagement.
AJC designed the $23 million club, which opened in November 2022 and builds on PCYC’s 59-year relationship with the local community. Built by Lipman, the 10,000 square-metre multifaceted sports facility is their largest development to date and includes 4 full-size multi-use sports courts in a naturally lit 3,200 square-metre sports hall, equipped with side-folding FIBA-certified basketball systems.
Community facilities include studios for martial arts, boxing, dance and yoga, a public café, conference and meeting facilities, an out-of-school-hours-care centre, youth drop-in hub and over 100 undercover parking spaces.
“PCYC Wagga Wagga is the largest ever development for PCYC NSW, the registered charity whose remit is to empower young people to reach their potential through Police and community partnerships.
Referencing the farming regions grain silos, the Centre presents as two elliptical buildings clad in Zincalume® steel at its urban edge. They contain a gymnasium, community/staff area, and frame a glass entry atrium, which continues as an internal avenue through to the main sports hall.
The twin steel ‘silos’ wrapped in Zincalume® form a new urban landmark in Wagga Wagga, marking the urban entry point for the new style of club for a new era, combining its mission to empower young people.
COLORBOND® Shale Grey® was chosen for the 3,200 square-metre sports hall for a calm, clean background, and COLORBOND® Surfmist® was used for roofing.”