Cultural & Civic
Victorian Pride Centre
The Victorian Pride Centre is a major part of the revitalisation of Fitzroy Street in St Kilda.
The Victorian Pride Centre is part-funded by the Victorian State Government who in 2016 contributed $15 million to the construction of the facility to showcase LGBTQI art and history as well as to bring together advisory, health and support services.
Arising from extensive consultation with the LGBTQI community, the project calls for a balanced consideration of welcoming, civic facades and a safe and secure environment for all the centre’s users.
The winner of this competition is Grant Amon Architects and Brearley Architects + Urbanists. The proposal is a building with a memorable and distinct identity. In particular, the sculptural ellipsoidal atrium is an impressive central element within the design. Responsive to the programs of the various community organisations within the building, the design includes flexible and multi-use spaces to host its many anticipated uses.
Images: © John Gollings
Victorian Pride Centre
EOI, DESIGN STAGE
Grant Amon Architects and Brearley Architects + Urbanists
Jury (titles at time of engagement)
● Victorian Government Architect and Principal, Garner Davis Architects
● Director, Peter Elliot Architecture and Urban Design
● Dean, Art, Design & Architecture, Monash University
● Director, Schored Projects
● Board Member, Victorian Pride Centre
● Executive Director, Major Projects Victoria
29 July 2021
‘We’re back baby’: how this Australian-first Pride Centre is restoring the hope of a neighbourhood
11 July 2021
Victorian Pride Centre opens to public.
01 December 2020
Building Update – Making our New Home Liveable
30 April 2020
Victorian Pride Centre sets sight on a 2020-end opening
28 April 2020
The Pride Centre ‘Tops Out’ as LGBTIQ community Zoom in
08 August 2019
Building from the basement up – construction update
28 January 2018
Victorian Pride Centre winning design ‘a vibrant symbol of LGBTI resilience’
27 January 2018
Winning design for Victorian Pride Centre an exuberant addition to St Kilda streetscape
In the media
“The Victorian Pride Centre is a structure that represents the best of our community values – resilience, solidarity, and community connection – during these unprecedented times when our communities need it most.”
Martin Foley, Minister for Equality