Gregory Burgess Architects


City of Boroondara Urban Design Awards 2012

Posted by Lynda Kotze | 29 August 2012

Commendation for De Young Performing Arts Centre, Carey Baptist Grammar School

Jury Comments

The building provides a contemporary architectural response to the existing streetscape with references to the use of red brick and the traditional veranda. The building successfully restores the inner street on campus and provides a marker or gateway into the school. Along with the Great Memorial Hall, it frames the internal road and acts as a gateway celebrating the sense of arrival. The contemporary interpretation of the veranda around the building works successfully with the provision of landscaping in front to anchor building in ground. The building presents a creative response to the site and setting that reflects its use as a Performing Art Facility, through a bold façade that is certain to attract attention.


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