by Hackett Hall McKnight

The complex brief for a multifunction arts centre with two theatres, three galleries, rehearsal spaces and studios, cafe and bar has been resolved to create a world-class public arts venue. The volumes are stacked over seven storeys around a central top lit foyer space, yet each is well conceived and beautifully lit in its own right. Small spaces are threaded around these large volumes in a seamless manner, again without compromise. It is a building where the process of discovery sets up a series of delightful surprises.