Infused with delight and drama, the refurbished Performing Arts Centre at Wanneroo Secondary College delivers a flexible 290-seat theatre space, learning areas, staffroom and ancillary functions. Upgrades to the envelope enhance the thermal and acoustic performance of the existing 1970s building, while the new entry canopy creates a defined and legible meeting point for visitors.
The spatial arrangement was carefully considered and drawn up in consultation with the College, ensuring the Performing Arts Centre operates efficiently during performances and productions without compromising its functionality as a learning environment.
Where possible, the character and identity of the existing gymnasium have been retained. For example, much of the parquetry floor remains. The old is juxtaposed against the sleek features of the new cladding, screens and lighting details.
The upgrades to the Performing Arts Centre have enhanced the learning environment and provided a new facility to bring together the College and broader community.
Caitlin Young, Graduate of Architecture
Herarn Perera, Project Architect
John Andrews, Documentation Manager
Kile Pearce, Graduate of Architecture
Mark Langdon, Project Director
Pei-Yin Chang, Design Architect
CODE Group, Building Surveyor
Gabriels Hearne Farrell, Acoustic Consultant
Rawlinsons (W.A.), Quantity Surveyor
Stantec, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering
Terpkos Engineering, Structural and Civil Engineering
Volume Design Group, Hydraulic Consultant