EXCELLENCE AWARD FOR COMMERCIAL – RETAIL
Kirby’s Source for Sports is a locally owned company that has operated as a mainstay institution in the Victoria sports community for years. The new store is an eye-catching, impressive and aesthetically pleasing building located in a mixed commercial, industrial and residential corner that has not seen redevelopment for years. A unique roof design, an energizing colour palate, expansive windows and the use of natural cladding materials make this new commercial building a great example of how a thoughtfully designed structure can revitalize the atmosphere of a somewhat unassuming location. An interesting, welcoming and community minded streetscape is achieved by the unique outside sports court which is accessible for customers and ample parking is located at the rear of the building. The structural elements of the building are all wood, while the exterior finishes include west coast cedar (a renewable resource) and Galvanized corrugated steel and pre-finished sheet steel siding, both nearly 100% recycled content.