$30M. Stage 2 of the raceway development was a three year project for DTB architects and was the culmination of a five year project for Harness Racing NSW which was officially opened in October 2013.
Upgrade of the existing site and facilities, held by the client since 1952, to relocate from Harold Park in Glebe and create a premier metropolitan Harness Racing track and entertainment facility, operating 7 days a week.
Live site with completion necessary by the Inter Dominion Harness Racing Competition in February of 2014
DTB was head consultant for the Masterplanning, new Administration Centre (including incorporation of Heritage listed building/ façade), Grandstands & Media Centre, Officials Tower, Open Stand, new Race Day Stalls, Quarantine Stalls, Landscaping and Site Infrastructure (electricity, gas, drainage, roads, parking, floodlighting, emergency power).
The catering facilities comprised a main kitchen of approximately 400m2 and 2 sub-kitchens, 12 food and beverage outlets with a seated dining capacity of 1,500, including a 350 seat restaurant, 4 function rooms, 2 permanent marquees and a number of bars, cafes and kiosks.
Ozanam Industries is a Special Work of the St Vincent de Paul Society dedicated to enriching the lives of people with a disability through meaningful paid employment. The project required alterations and additions to upgrade the existing facility comprising three adjoining warehouses to create a delivery, storage and packaging facility within a draft conservation area.
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DTB set out to provide a credible, sustainable model for people living and working with a mental or physical disability which was capable of redefining the interactions between people, their individual happiness, health and wellbeing, community awareness, resource usage and the environment.
Each warehouse space was treated individually to create a clear spatial break between work areas, break out spaces, storage and loading areas.
Features of the employee work space included impressive saw tooth roofs, clerestory glazing, exposed hardwood trusses and beams all utilised to provide natural light, air and vistas. Low lying ‘pods’, each capturing glimpses of the space within which they are nestled.
The break out and office spaces at mezzanine level spring off the existing warehouse walls creating a private terrace looking over the tree lined street.
Client feedback since occupation is that flows, efficiency and employee safety and accessibility have all increased resulting in increased production capacity and reduced resource consumption.
Kiosk and Cafe (Commercial Kitchen) Fit Out including new benching, service counters, cooking, washing, storage, exhaust equipment, services, lighting adjustments, modification of existing partition walls, new partition walls, new floor finishes.
Designated cafe space in recently constructed building (2010-2013) that had remained empty. The allocated space was very constrained relative to the layout required by the cafe operators. DTB was engaged to design the kitchen and servery layouts.
The operators ran a successful cafe in Cronulla, with warm timber interiors. They wanted to re-create their 'signature' look and replace the proposed stainless steel counters with timber. The builder was excited by the challenge and sourced, treated and shaped timber from a tree that the Client - Inner West Council had removed locally. The counters are now a 'signature' feature of the Cafe as is the transparent look and feel of the entire space as originally designed.