Victorian Pride Centre Design Competition

State Victoria
Client The Victorian Pride Centre
Competition EOI plus one stage design competition
Winner Grant Amon Architects and Brearley Architects + Urbanists

Dimity Reed, First female President AIA Victorian Chapter
Tim Bamford, Major Projects Victoria
Stephen Barrow, VPC Board Member
Sophie Dyring, Schored Projects
Peter Elliot, Peter Elliot Architecture and Urban Design
Jill Garner, Victorian Government Architect
Shane Murray, Dean Art, Design and Architecture Monash

The Victorian Pride Centre is funded by the Victorian State Government and the Victorian AIDS Council. The Victorian Pride Centre is also supported by the City of Port Phillip, which has provided the 1600 sqm site on 79-81 Fitzroy Street, a main street in St Kilda, as the location of the future VPC building.

The 10 major LGBTI organisations that will be housed in the Victorian Pride Centre include: JOY FM, the Victorian AIDS Council, Minus18, Melbourne Queer Film Festival, Midsumma Festival, LGBTQI Multi Culture, Multi Faith Organisation, Switchboard, Team Melbourne and the Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives.

The building design was to be a major part of the revitalisation of Fitzroy Street, as well as balance the need for an open, welcoming civic face with the need to provide a safe, secure environment for all the centre’s users.

The Victorian Pride Centre will be part funded by the State Government who in 2016 contributed $15 million to the construction of the facility to showcase LGBTI art and history as well as bringing together advisory, health and support services.

To see a timeline for its completion, go here