Throughout history Balranald has been a place where people pass through or meet. It’s a point where five rivers join and the desert meets the wetlands.
To tap into the passing traffic along the Sturt Highway, Creative Spaces, Paradigm Architects and Savagely Creative won a competition to design a new visitors centre. Our design will encompass the site as a whole, incorporating existing heritage buildings, three new buildings, a playground and seasonal wetland.
The new buildings: a café, visitors centre and interpretive pavilion will be connected via a ‘stylised-river’ boardwalk. The buildings themselves have been designed to recreate the aesthetic of an outback shed, utilizing simple and cost-effective materials to maximum effect.
Creative Spaces is busy designing the exterior signage, interpretive ‘nodes’, playground, visitor centre retail fit-out and interpretive display within the interpretive pavilion. Our aim is to design a sustainable, interactive and welcoming site for visitors and locals alike.