CK Architecture in collaboration with Richie Allan from TOAC recently completed the design of the Belconnen Flexihub project.
Inspired by the location, particularly its proximity to Lake Ginninderra, Richie Allan shared a captivating story with us. He described the significance of this part of Country as a natural campground, situated at the end of the Ginninderra Creek. During the wet seasons, the creek would flow all the way through to Gungahlin / Mulligans Flat. In this vibrant ecosystem, people would embark on journeys downstream in canoes, gathering essential resources such as fish, bush medicines, and tools along the way. These resources would be traded, fostering connection and exchange.
Drawing from this compelling narrative, we infused the spatial planning, finishes, and commissioned artwork (which was integrated into the design as custom wall graphics) with the essence of the campground and its rich cultural heritage. The design not only paid homage to the past but also celebrated the continued tradition of people coming together on this site to share knowledge and resources. As a vehicle for reconciliation, through this project we share the story of Country, its people and their connection to Country, and cultural practices.
As a vehicle for reconciliation, through this project we share the story of Country, its people and their connection to Country, and cultural practices.