Words extracted from The Victorian Pride Centre Media Release, available at:
https://pridecentre.org.au/news/design-competition-winners-announced/
Published 28/01/2018
 
 
Also published in The Age:
Winning Design for Victorian Pride Centre and exuberant addition to St Kilda streetscape.
Published 28/01/2018, words by Jane Gilmore and available through The Age website.
 
 

“Australia’s first Pride Centre is a step closer with the announcement of St Kilda-based firms Grant Amon Architects and Brearley Architects and Urbanists as the winners of the Pride Centre design competition.

Jade Munro AO, Chair of the Victorian Pride Centre board said the winning design is outstanding and will immediately make the Pride Centre iconic and uplifting.

“With over 18 submissions received, we wanted the winning design to be a building that out LGBTQI community can be proud of owning, a place of celebration and a safe sanctuary. This design is inspirational and more than satisfies these criteria,” Ms Munro said.

“The building is due to open in 2020 and our aim is for the Pride Centre to be a catalyst for the revival of Fitzroy Street and to fit into the St Kilda design vernacular which this design does superbly.”

 


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