Chinderah Northbound Highway Service Centre
Year : 2016
Location: Chinderah, NSW
Showcasing Australia’s leading highway service centre designer, Cadway Projects Chinderah Northbound establishes its foundations based from understanding customer’s needs and expectations. This was achieved by creating a social destination which provides quiet and peaceful spaces inside and out for customers to relax and enjoy.
The Cadway team faced a challenge in designing around the functional requirements of high volume vehicle and pedestrian movements within the brief of a dynamic retail and hospitality precinct. They succeeded, drawing on the local Northern Rivers landscape and sub-tropical hinterland in the design and architectural expression. They balanced naturally inspired forms, local landscape and native flora while accommodating for the complex programmatic movements of the site.
With an organic palette of colours and finishes, the warm feel of this design successfully opposes the traditional harsh and cold language of yesterday’s service stations and truck stops. Exterior features include outdoor dining and a children’s play area which is naturally shaded by the building form. Large roofed overhangs and raised planters of local plant species provides reference to the Australian vernacular and a secure feeling while enjoying these fun and inviting spaces.
The project, being a Design and Construct model, was achieved with a relationship between builder and Cadway to deliver a project to the client taking into account budget and expectation.