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Victorian Pride Centre

Cultural & Civic

Victorian Pride Centre

Stage

CURRENT
COMPLETE

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.

State

Victoria

Country

Boonwurrung Country

Client

Victorian Pride Centre

Project type

EOI, DESIGN STAGE

Competition Winners

Grant Amon Architects and Brearley Architects + Urbanists

Jury (titles at time of engagement)

Dimity Reed

Victorian Chapter President, Australian Institute of Architects

Jill Garner

Victorian Government Architect and Principal, Garner Davis Architects

Peter Elliot

Director, Peter Elliot Architecture and Urban Design

Shane Murray

Dean, Art, Design & Architecture, Monash University

Sophie Dyring

Director, Schored Projects

Stephen Barrow

Board Member, Victorian Pride Centre

Tim Bamford

Executive Director, Major Projects Victoria

Project Updates

29 July 2021

‘We’re back baby’: how this Australian-first Pride Centre is restoring the hope of a neighbourhood

The Guardian Australia ↗

11 July 2021

Victorian Pride Centre opens to public.

The Age ↗

01 December 2020

Building Update – Making our New Home Liveable

Victorian Pride Centre ↗

30 April 2020

Victorian Pride Centre sets sight on a 2020-end opening

The Star Observer ↗

28 April 2020

The Pride Centre ‘Tops Out’ as LGBTIQ community Zoom in

Victorian Pride Centre ↗

08 August 2019

Building from the basement up – construction update

Victorian Pride Centre ↗

28 January 2018

Victorian Pride Centre winning design ‘a vibrant symbol of LGBTI resilience’

The Guardian Australia ↗

27 January 2018

Winning design for Victorian Pride Centre an exuberant addition to St Kilda streetscape

The Age ↗

Awards

Architeam Medal, 2021 Architeam Awards

Commendation for Sustainable Architecture, 2022 City of Port Phillip Design and Development Awards

Award for Public and Institutional Architecture, 2022 City of Port Phillip Design and Development Awards

The William Wardell Award for Public Architecture, 2022 Victorian Architecture Awards

Award for Architecture, Public and Institutional, 2021 Melbourne Design Awards

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

The Star Observer, 30 Apr 2020 ↗

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