Published On 01 May 2019 at 07:00 AM
Sutherland Shire Council is delighted to announce that architects CHROFI & NBRS ARCHITECTURE have been engaged to work with Council to design and refurbish the Sutherland Entertainment Centre.
Three concepts were shortlisted and the decision to appoint the collaboration of CHROFI & NBRS ARCHITECTURE was made after a period of community consultation that included an online survey, an exhibition of concepts, advertising and social media engagement that attracted over 400 submissions.
Sutherland Shire Mayor, Councillor Carmelo Pesce said Council is excited to see the final design unfold.
“CHROFI & NBRS ARCHITECTURE put forward an impressive proposal and the community responded positively to the key elements of their design,” Mayor Pesce said.
“Understanding what the community wants is important in decision making.
“The centre is over 40 years old and the use has changed over the years, so by consulting the community we have learnt more about what is important to them.
“We want to ensure this major refurbishment creates an Entertainment Centre that best meets the needs of our community.”
Along with a technical and costing assessment, the results of the consultation helped contribute to an overall review of each concept and the appointment of the chosen architect for the project.
“CHROFI & NBRS ARCHITECTURE and our consultant team are excited and proud to be partnering with Sutherland Shire Council and the broader community for the transformation of the Sutherland Entertainment Centre into a 21st Century performing arts and cultural venue,” said James Ward, Director of NBRS ARCHITECTURE.
“A key aspect of our proposal was to improve the interconnectedness between the Entertainment Centre and Peace Park, by including a north facing veranda and versatile foyer space, that will evoke a relationship where the building and park will begin to feel very much a part of each other, and become a catalyst for community activation and cultural engagement” added Steven Fighera, Director of CHROFI.
Council is committed to supporting a culturally rich community and the planned major refurbishment will transform the ageing Sutherland Entertainment Centre into a vibrant cultural facility that will provide the whole community with accessible opportunities to appreciate, practice and actively participate in the performing arts.
For updates and further details visit our project page