The Commons is a community hub currently located in the second floor of Fellowship House adjacent to the historic Uniting Church in Beaumont St, Newcastle NSW. A number of enthusiastic volunteers have run the space for a few years now, turning it into a cafe, shop, music and workshop venue.
The Commons and the Uniting Church would now like to repair and upgrade the hall, integrating it with the neighbouring church and creating a vibrant cultural hotspot for the street and the city. Think street frontage, shade with balconies, rooftop garden with cafe/bar, market stalls, wedding venue, etc.
2016 ArchiCamp participants will have a unique opportunity to create and deliver a design concept for the building. If their concept is successful, after the camp the participants may form a team to develop the design for grant applications, DA and construction itself. The opportunities are limitless.
Other projects and detailed briefs for ArchiCamp 2016 design workshops coming soon.