Northbridge, Western Australia
Builder: John Holland
Architect: Kerry Hill Architects
The State Theatre Centre of WA (STCWA) is a world class venue for performing arts, located at a prominent corner of the Perth Cultural Centre in Northbridge, Western Australia. Airey Taylor were responsible for the leading edge Structural and Civil components of the 100 year design
The project requirements and constraints imposed real challenges to the structural resolution of the building. Overcoming these challenge required creativity and lateral thinking to provide a simple yet elegant solution to a complex problems. Airey Taylor Consulting offered an elegant, advanced structural engineering resolution to provide 100 year design life for the State Theatre Centre of Western Australia.
The Main Theatre is positioned on top of the Studio Theatre, and the foyers vertically stacked and directly connect to Roe, William and James Streets through a public concourse level. This arrangement has the main concourse, studio theatre and main theatre foyers as a single space separated vertically to minimise the footprint.
The design was the recipient of the 2011 Australia Engineers Australia Award for Excellence nationally, The 2011 WA Engineers Australia Excellence Award in the Small Company Projects category, as well as the 2011 Master Builders Association of Western Australia Award for the Best Government Building Metro.
The outstanding project delivered:
- A 575-seat Main Theatre
- A 237-seat flexible Studio space
- Two Rehearsal Rooms
- Outdoor Performance space
- Spacious Foyers and Public amenities
- 2011 Winner of Award for Excellence, WA – Engineers Australia
- 2011 Master Builders Association Award for Best State Government Project in Metro Perth