Hopevale Arts & Cultural Centre

The Hopevale Arts and Cultural Centre was commissioned to replace a much loved but unsafe existing Arts Centre at Hopevale.

A low budget tied the design to local "slab on ground" vernacular, but some tweaking of the roof trusses has provided more volume and airflow.

The Centre has been planned around a large rainforest tree which forms a social space and now also marks the visitor's entry into the artist's studio. Local artwork has been incorporated into the texture of the building, which features gallery, studio, administrative and retail spaces.