Casey Cultural Precinct

Melbourne, Australia
City of Casey
Competition 2013

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.