• Branches Community Center
  • Branches Community Center
  • Branches Community Center
  • Branches Community Center
  • Branches Community Center
  • Branches Community Center
  • Branches Community Center
  • Branches Community Center
  • Branches Community Center
  • Branches Community Center
  • Branches Community Center
  • Branches Community Center
  • Branches Community Center
  • Branches Community Center

Branches Community Center

1200 m2

Australia

2007

In collaboration with the amazing service provided by Branches in South Florida to help lower income and needy families, WHA designed a ground-up 10,000 square-foot facility for their program located in Florida City. WHA studied how this organization worked with school age children as well as young adults and created a facility that would provide classrooms, as well as a place for outreach and a church. Utilizing an Old Florida-style to help blend in with the surrounding homes, this facility communicates a feeling of warmth and comfort to the users. Wrap-around porches, large overhangs, and energy efficient Daikin cooling systems create a very green structure. The multipurpose room and kitchen provide a means of feeding children during the week while functioning as a worship space over the weekend. A trinity of crosses, created from reinforced concrete, structurally supports the bell-tower on all four sides.