kinley cricket club
The term pavilion within architecture refers to a subsidiary building that is often positioned separately or as an attachment to the main structure. Hence, functions within such spaces are considered as related to pleasure and entertainment.
Specifically, cricket pavilions around the world are designed as multifunctional spaces that can be used all year around. With this in mind, the designers at Winter Architecture approached the project by considering the role of civic architecture and how such spaces can be transformed to foster activation, acting as a positive intervention to the suburban context of Lilydale, Victoria.
The Kinley Cricket Club is located in the Cave Hill Limestone Quarry and is listed as a heritage site. Heritage considerations were extremely vital during the conceptual stage as the site had made long-standing contributions to the community since the limestone quarry and processing plant was established in 1878. The quarry was the primary source of limestone for Victoria, therefore holding great historical significance for the state. By repurposing the heritage site, Winter Architecture was able to celebrate its rich history and the existing structure by maintaining the original building’s form.
Though this may have posed as a problem, the collaborative efforts between all parties – the client, Winter Architecture and interior designers Zunica – made sure any challenges were overcome. Additionally, both the architecture and interior design ensured a balance between budgetary constraints, accessibility standards and the creation of a functional space.
The primary consideration for the Kinley Cricket Club pavilion was to maintain and enhance the relationship between the pavilion and the cricket oval, as well as the surrounding landscape. Design elements, such as the timber battens on the pavilion’s façade facilitate this connection.
Architect: Winter Architecture
Photography: Nicole England