Griffith City Council Amenities Building

A new publics ablutions building for the Community Gardens in Griffith, NSW.



C4 Architects have continuously worked on State and Local Government projects large and small. There has been significant community involvement with the re-vitalisation of Griffith City Council’s Community Gardens on the south side of the city’s main canal. The work done has helped to restore the area back to Walter Burley Griffins original parkland idea for the area. The most recent development is the construction of a new Public Ablutions Block funded by a Griffith City Council public/private partnership. The building sits in a prominent vista in the park, and will also service occasional large functions including weddings and bus tours. The design intention therefore was to break away from the typical concrete-block and lean-to style building synonymous with public toilet facilities. Working closely with the Council Parks and Gardens department and maintenance team, we designed a building with a more highly detailed domestic feel and to encourage local ownership through consultation. Colour & material inspiration are drawn from the famous red earth found in the area and the natural feel of timber.