Whitehorse Performing Arts Centre Design Competition


State Victoria
Client Whitehorse City Council
Competition EOI and Single Stage Design Competition
Winner BKK + KTA + Aspect Studio



Jury Members
Geoffrey London, Professor of Architecture UWA
Donald Bates, Chair Architectural Design & Associate Dean UOM
Cr Bill Bennett, Mayor Whitehorse City Council
Noelen Duff, CEO Whitehorse City Council
Ben Hewett, Deputy NSW Government Architect
Jocelyn Chiew, Campus Design Manager Monash University
Melanie Smith, Director Performing Arts Centre Melbourne
Whitehorse City Council held an architectural competition to assist in the transforming of the Whitehorse Centre in Nunawading, CityLab was the Competition Advisor for the two stage design competition. 

Whitehorse City Council’s vision of a highly accessible, flexible and contemporary venue that will meet the diverse and changing needs of our community, users and patrons were met through the competition process. The new centre will provide an expanded array of performing arts, functions and festival opportunities for generations to come.

The design competition process delivers innovative site planning and skilled architectural design to progress the project from the early concept design drawings to the next stage of design development.  This process will deliver an exciting new vision for the Whitehorse Centre and the Civic Precinct. This design stage outcome will proactively:
  • maximise green space to neighbouring residents by considering the position of the centre and its connectivity to the Library and Council Offices
  • increase the useable space of the amphitheatre for the popular family festivals
  • improve traffic and pedestrian movement on site
  • enhance the appearance and use of the parkland setting
  • respond to parking demands for the precinct and locate the multi-deck car park near the rear of the Nunawading Police Station.

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