What is the ‘big (IDEA)’ behind this project?
The former 1888 Carriage Workshops building at Eveleigh has been transformed into an innovative new centre committed to the conception, development and presentation of a wide spectrum of performance. Tonkin Zulaikha Greer’s adaptive reuse has embraced the building’s past whilst providing it with a bold new future. Theatre spaces, rehearsal rooms, administrative offices, workshop space and amenities are housed in discrete concrete boxes. Glass doors divide the front of house from the back. Bay 17 required the removal of a portion of the original wrought iron framed roof; however, the original trusses have been reused as a sculptural entry structure.