Karlup Ceramics Studio | Slavin Architects

Karlup Ceramics Studio | Slavin Architects | Photographer: DMAX photography

2023 National Architecture Awards Program

Karlup Ceramics Studio | Slavin Architects

Traditional Land Owners
The Whadjuk people of the Nyoongar nation
Year
2023
Chapter

Western Australia

Category
Brian Kidd Enabling Architecture Prize (WA)
Mondoluce Lighting Award (WA)
Public Architecture
Builder
AE Hoskins Building Services
Photographer
DMAX photography
Project summary

Karlup Ceramics Studio is a significant investment in the arts and is a rare opportunity to deliver a custom creative space in a central urban area.

Since 1978, Atwell House has been a home for artists and local community arts groups, and the addition of Karlup Ceramics Studio only strengthens this vibrant creative community precinct.

The name Karlup is a Noongar word for ‘place of fire’ and resulted from consultation with Whadjuk Aboriginal heritage site informants, Elders and Traditional Owners.

Karlup Ceramic Studio not only adds important infrastructure to the cultural and community landscape, but it will also foster an environment in which everyone has access to cultural stories, knowledge, heritage, resources and opportunities to learn, create, and enjoy life.

Western Australia Jury Presentation

“Karlup Ceramics Studio has grown from a series of garden sheds to the only purpose-built community ceramic studio in WA.

The inside of the studio is light and has special fans for ionising dust particles, air conditioning and extractor fans in the kiln area and wet room. The shelving allows us to easily see the equipment we have accumulated over the years.

Slavin have provided us with a well-finished building where we can now run classes and workshops for all age groups in the wider community to learn new skills, develop their artistic abilities, socialise and maintain their mental health”

Project Consultant and Construction Team

Airey Taylor Consulting, Structural Engineer
Ecoscape, Landscape Consultant
Focus WA Consulting, Electrical Consultant
PGD Consulting, Hydraulic Consultant
Sustainability WA, ESD Consultant
Taycon Group, Building Surveyor
Wilde & Woollard, Quantity Surveyor

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