Perth: State Theatre Centre of Western Australia (Australia)

State Theatre Centre of Western Australia

174-176 William Street, Perth WA 6000

Kerry Hill Architects (2005-10)

State Theatre Centre of Western Australia by Kerry Hill 13

Kerry Hill’s design for the State Theatre Centre of Western Australia is a display of restraint and exuberance. Like a good wine, or great meal or wonderful performance, the ingredients have been carefully selected and combined to create a greater whole. The architect has understood the site, knitting the elements of the new building back into the urban fabric of the Northbridge precinct of Perth, and then carefully composing those elements, knowing when to be dramatic or remain contemplative.

Internally the building is a beautifully theatrical space with rich timber panels balanced with gold-coloured metal elements. The bathrooms are no afterthought, following through on the theatrical experience with timber, stone, multiple mirrors and vertical lighting.

There is an excellent review of the award-winning project by Philip Goldswain on ArchitectureAU.

 

Further Information:

Place: State Theatre Centre of Western Australia

Architect: Kerry Hill Architects

Photographer: Stephen Varady

Review: ArchitectureAU (1Nov 2011) and ArchitectureAU (3 Nov 2011)

Map: State Theatre Centre of Western Australia Map

 

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2 thoughts on “Perth: State Theatre Centre of Western Australia (Australia)

  1. Stephen hi I just sent this onto my sister who lived in Perth until relatively recently Kirsty

    Sent from my iPhone Kirsty McEwin + 61 415125253

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