Riverdale Community Centre
Canvas have been working closely with Wyndham City Council to redevelop the model for community centres in the municipality to create integrated community hubs that both deliver programmed services to the community and provide informal non-programmed space that allow community networks to develop of their own accord. Riverdale Community Centre, located in the rapidly growing suburb of Tarneit provides a pilot case for this new hub model.
While the design of the centre addresses the high demand for council services and program in this expanding suburb, it also addresses the demand for non programmed spaces for developing communities. This is achieved through the provision of considered and generous non-programmed spaces the very heart of the centre, encouraging the community to gather and develop their own networks.