Gallery: Narbethong Community Hall is a Fireproof Building in the Austr...

The Black Saturday fires of 2009 destroyed Narbethong's community hall and afterwards BVN Architecture donated their services to design and build a new fireproof building to meet the community's needs. BVN Architecture drew inspiration from the surrounding bush and trees outside of Melbourne to design the structure and encased it in a fireproof mesh facade. The flexible, open floor plan building provides ample space for a variety of events, meetings and activities. Transparent but incredibly durable, the new Narbethong Community Hall has a direct connection with the surrounding nature and people passing by can see the lively activity going on inside.

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