The Suburban Obsolescence: Synergies between RSL and Monotheist Worship Spaces

Project locationBelmore, NSW, Australia
University/SchoolUniversity of Sydney
Lead ArchitectAlina Leung

This project is an alternative solution to resist the impending decay of two suburban typologies as they lose relevance in the modern Australian context. Through adaptive reusing a former Returned Services League site, the proposal is a community-led core providing social and psychological support for young veterans and their family. The design has a social ground at the lower level, and spaces for multi-religion worship at the upper level. By understanding the needs of the people, and transforming the architecture, synergies in the new typology could regain purpose, trust, and public respect.