An invited design competition (one of four) for the new Casey Cultural Precinct, incorporating a number of facilities and uses including a 800 seat performing arts centre, a 370m² regional art gallery, and a 2,000m² community library.
The design proposed a single theme – a continuous transformational ribbon – to tie the different uses together and create a unified identity for the cultural precinct, while also expressing the diversity and character of the different functions.
The ribbon form allows a modulation from building to façade, canopy, veranda and sculpture. It defines the entire precinct and all the functions contained within it. The ribbon distinguishes the precinct as a new and unique destination with a recognisable and striking image. The building itself becomes a cultural event, a permanent performance, an attraction.