Enhancing the character and experience of Rosalie Village Centre is this sensitive and imaginative redevelopment. It includes the refurbishment of a nondescript 1950s brick and stucco building, with the addition of a new street front dining pavilion, and a landscaped courtyard which has added a new dimension to the varied dining experiences to this much-loved precinct.
With new commercial office spaces at an upper level, it represents a new way for reusing older buildings and creating great outdoor dining spaces. Although devastated by the floods of 2011, the refurbishment of the existing building and the new building have embraced this constraint by using robust materials, and designing for an easy clean-up. The use of brick was integral to this process, with the use of Copper Glow from the PGH Bricks Smooth range.
The development has attracted new high quality tenants by its design, and turned an old eyesore into a new and exciting urban landmark. Retention of the old and sensitive integration of the new in deference allow some of the history and a palimpsest of the precinct’s development to be retained and experienced in a manner which form an example for other parts of the city in the future.