Public Building Projects
Our award winning firm strives for the best outcome for each project. Two of our designs receiving awards is a testament to our public building success as these projects are scrutinized by a wide variety of users.
Djidi Djidi School
Two years after Djidi Djidi Aboriginal School’s library was destroyed in a fire the new state-of-the-art Kwilena Library was officially opened in November 2017 for the students to enjoy the new facilities.
When it burnt down, the school community was grieving the loss of the building and the history and culture, however, this destructive fire ironically presented a new opportunity to explore state of the art learning resources and techniques, with a strong emphasis on world’s best practice to energise the learning environment and foster a culture of information exchange and tutelage.
The school teaches children from kindergarten to Year 6 and was established in 1996 in order to better serve the needs of the Noongar children in the South West.
Veen’s researched Djidi Djidi’s specific school ethos that espouses collaborative learning in real-life environments with a strong community focus. With this in mind, the blue circular seating arrangement became the centrepiece of the early childhood room with the acoustic ceiling feature with suspended disks of muted colours representing puffy clouds. The older primary children’s acoustic ceiling more lineal suspended panels to represent cirrus clouds. Whilst the colour scheme is deliberately restrained there is an air of playfulness which engages students, staff and visitors alike.
The school celebrated the new facility with an official opening with the entire school community present, Bunbury MLA Don Punch paid tribute to Veens Design Group a major contributor to the successful outcome of the project.
South West Wellness Centre
2016 BDA WA Award Winner
Category New Commercial & Public Buildings over $2m
Nestled on the prominent southern entry to the City of Bunbury is the South West Wellness Centre hub services the region with a variety of community services. The Community Home Care facility is the new administration offices with a public function centre. The Technology Assisting Disabled WA provides facilities to provide disabled appliances and custom made furniture and fittings for special needs. The Men’s Shed is a nationally acclaimed project that fits well within the service ethos of the Centre.
Veen’s Design Group cleverly integrated the staged design & staged construction creating an easily accessible hub for all three Not for Profit Organisations, with an design approach that supports future growth and flexibility.
Greater Bunbury Medical Centre
2014 BDA Award Winner – Category – Public Buildings
An exciting privately owned one stop hub for medical services servicing the South West.
Veen’s were great to deal with during the design and construction of our new building for the Greater Bunbury Medical Centre and I would highly recommend them
Enable South West Administration Office
Renovation of the old Tarooki Lodge to new administration centre for Enable South West. Veen’s managed to retain some of the original dance floor and chandelier in the renovation to keep the link with the past.
2012 BDA Award Finalist
Category – Commercial alterations – Enable South West
Our experiences of working with Veen’s Design Group has been extremely positive. From the conception stage through to actual build we were expertly guided through the process. Veen’s Design Group worked collaboratively with us, listened to what our requirements were and came up with designs to accommodate those needs and made additional suggestions for us to consider. We really like our office, it works well, looks good and get regular compliments from visitors. We have no hesitation in recommending Veen’s Design Group.
Pemberton Sports Centre
Expansion of the sporting facilities in Pemberton to bring all the groups together. Clever use of pole timbers to reflect & harmonise with the surrounds.
2004 BDA of WA Awards – Winner Category – Public Building – Pemberton Sports Complex