Labrador Community Hub
Gold Coast City Council
Plan C teamed up with Architectus and Rider Levett Bucknall to offer a highly integrated engagement and embedded design process for the redevelopment of a former gymnasium, church, manse, shed and surrounding spaces into a new community hub.
This integrated process ensured the needs of community service groups who used or had an interest in the development of the hub were transferred into workable conceptual design responses for the indoor and outdoor spaces, under a collaborative engagement and design model.
Plan C engaged with a very broad cross section of interested community and government agencies, representing community, education, sport and recreation sectors, interest groups and individuals servicing target groups and clients within Labrador and beyond. We also embedded an Enquiry by Design process within our community engagement which delivered a more sensitive and workable design scheme, as designers create more responsive concepts by having an improved insight into stakeholder needs.
Co-design workshops for Townsville and Gold Coast Youth Foyers (Department of Housing and Public Works)
Planning and facilitating collaborative design workshops for new Youth Foyer developments on the Gold Coast and in Townsville.
Building the community's ideas and visions into the development of a major public space of citywide significance to the Gold Coast.
Ensuring sustainable use and enjoyment of cherished public open spaces on Minjerribah through the right balance of commercial and community uses.
Incorporating connections and activities for young people into the existing built form, where the development of traditional youth spaces is constrained
Engagement to inform the development of a world-class garden, play space and learning hub that stimulates the interaction and imagination of children of all abilities
A widespread and collaborative community engagement process to capture the community’s ideas, visions and requirements for the Redland Youth Plaza.
Identifying solutions to meet the needs of different multicultural groups for spaces and facilities to support their community, cultural and religious activities.
Managing the co-design process for the re-development of social housing for Indigenous women and children, Plan C facilitated communications, meetings and a stakeholder co-design workshop.