The Gippsland Performing Arts Centre is the centrepiece of the Latrobe Creative Precinct in the regional Victorian city of Traralgon.
The design of the new 750 seat Performing Arts Centre is informed by the deep, sometimes unheralded affinity for the performing arts that exist in regional Australian life. It combines a performance facility with the attributes of a Country Hall.
In recognition of the region’s history of timber manufacturing, the design uses local timber to herald a new era of mass timber construction. The foyer expresses this in a set of tree-like, mass-timber columns which support the roof.
The design also promotes wider civic regeneration by modifying parts of existing buildings to form a new public realm.
Through its unique architectural expression, the project creates a dynamic and exciting precinct, establishing Traralgon as the major cultural hub in the Latrobe Valley and Gippsland region.
Alex Stephanou, Assistant Project Director
Evgeny Zaytsev, Documentation Manager
Huan Borland, Project Architect
Jess Lam, Architect
Paul Katsieris, Design Director
Sara Jackson, Project Director
Tim Griffith, Architect
Arup, Acoustic Consultant
Arup, Theatre Systems
Brogue Consulting Engineers, Civil Consultant
Brogue Consulting Engineers, Structural Engineer
JB Design, Civil Consultant
JB Design, Structural Engineer
Meinhardt, Services Consultant
Omnii, Fire Engineer
Ontoit, Project Manager
PLP, Building Surveyor
Semaphore, Signage & Wayfinding
Site Image, Landscape Consultant
WT Partnership, Quantity Surveyor