Eaglehawk Bowling Club Canopies
Drawing upon the existing clubroom structure, the screen wall and green canopies curve together as an integrated, civic-scale street edge.
A small project – part shelter, part addition, and part urban design. In connecting the existing Eagehawk Bowling Club to its new greens, this project needed to integrate weather protection for bowlers with a new street edge for the club.
The project’s spine is a curving screen wall which draws the existing clubrooms, its new green and canopies together into an integrated, civic-scale street edge. This is a simple, economic, and context specific response to the brief – it extends the rise along the Simpson Street edge of the bowling club with a deep blackbutt batten wall, providing visual screening of the new bowling green whilst acting as a buffer to inclement south-westerly weather.
Developed collaboratively with the City of Bendigo through a series of design tests, the design balances the necessary weather protection to bowlers with the need for a quality interface to existing residences.
It was also important that the new design connect strongly to the existing building’s form; the key curved profile was developed from the stepped street facade of the existing building, stretched along and up Simpsons Road.
For a project that employs large amounts of native hardwoods, the sustainable sourcing of this material was critical; the selection of the decking and cladding involved researching the specific origin of the timber the exceeded Australian Forestry Standards.
This project is part of the larger development of Eaglehawk’s Canterbury Park, and involved careful integration with site-wide landscape and civil works documentation, as well as the provision for future access points from both the clubhouse and Simpsons Street.
These larger connections appear within small design features – the canopy steelwork pain colour reflects the prominent red brickwork of the nearby oval’s historic grandstand.
Eaglehawk Bowling Club Canopies Characteristics
- Sculptural street edge design integrated with canopies
- Collaborative design process with client
- Sustainably sourced timber decking and cladding
- Regrowth Silvertop Ash radially sawn decking
- Regrowth Blackbutt framing and screen battens
- Gold Danpalon polycarbonate Fascia cladding
- Fielders S-rib curved zincalume metal roofing
Eaglehawk Bowling Club Canopies Specifications
- 2 x canopies
- Concept design
- Developed design
- Tender documentation
Antarctica (with Simon Whibley as co-director)
Project Director: Simon Whibley
Project Team: Simon Whibley, Aaron Robinson
City of Greater Bendigo
Location and area
Deck 200 m² Canopies 150 m²
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