Victorian Pride CentrePublic Competitions
Shortlisted Competition Entry
The VPC provides an architectural backdrop for the vision of a more inclusive Australia, setting a new standard for the world to see. The brief required an iconic building that unites the LGBTQI community & rejuvenates Fitzroy St, St Kilda. Our proposal for the 25-million-dollar VPC is based around principles of community, safety, respect, inclusiveness & optimism. Our concept is inspired by traditional buildings of worship which offer sanctuary, an open door, a place of respite & a place of celebration. Historically these buildings are places for the entire community. Our response integrates into the existing urban character, blurring the edges between public & private space. We explore architectural concepts of the ‘thickened skin’ & the sanctuary within.