Anthony Styant Browne
Cultural & Civic, Urban & Masterplanning
Geelong Civic Precinct
Wurriki Nyal will be a new civic precinct for the people of Geelong, bringing together employees from seven central Geelong offices to drive collaboration, reduce costs, and future-proof the City of Greater Geelong’s workplace needs.
Assisting the City, an expression of interest followed by a single design stage engages multidisciplinary teams to deliver the new civic precinct, which includes 2,600 square metres of new community spaces and office spaces.
The winner of this competition is COX Architecture with a design that features a sustainable, mass-engineered timber design, creating a light-filled, healthy, contemporary workplace for its employees. It is expected that the project’s construction will be complete in 2022.
“The scale and massing of the development carefully balances the need to be an exciting new landmark and architectural statement for central Geelong, while integrating with, and responding sensitively to, the local and historical context.”
City of Greater Geelong
EOI, DESIGN STAGE
Jury (titles at time of engagement)
● Director, Hodyl + Co
● Director, Jones and Whitehead
● Director, Shelley Penn Architect
● Principal Advisor, Office of Victorian Government Architect
08 December 2021
Geelong’s new civic precinct has reached its highest point.
27 August 2020
Construction begins on Geelong Civic Precinct.
25 June 2020
Works begin on $220 million Civic Precinct
17 October 2019
COX Architecture designs Geelong’s new Civic Precinct.
In the media
“The Civic Precinct will bring the community into the heart of what we do as a council, with welcoming public space, the celebration of Wadawurrung culture and heritage, and a strong focus on providing excellent customer service to our community now and into the future.”
- Stephanie Asher, Mayor of Geelong