The Darebin Intercultural Centre is a new community facility established to foster meaningful and constructive inter-racial, inter-cultural, and inter-faith relations between people who live, work and play in Darebin. The Centre is dedicated to the elimination of racism and discrimination in all its forms for the community by providing a safe space where connections and fearless dialogue can occur.
Located in the Darebin Civic Centre, originally built in 1895, the design of the space is intentionally agnostic to specific cultural representations to ensure representation for all. Curvaceous forms throughout the space gesture to the idea of drawing all cultures and the community into the Centre and pushing the centre back out into the community.
The adaptive re-use of the existing building and the vast social benefits that the project promotes will ensure that the Centre remains a dynamic, sustainable, and safe space for future generations of the Darebin community.
John Tanner, Project Architect
Nicholas Braun, Design Architect
Argall, Structural Engineer
Braird Consultants, Services Consultant
Garawana Creative, Landscape Consultant