Albany Entertainment Centre / Cox Howlett & Bailey Woodland + Roberts Gardiner

Albany Entertainment Centre / Cox Howlett & Bailey Woodland + Roberts Gardiner

© Alison Paine © Alison Paine © Alison Paine © Alison Paine + 13

Albany, Australia
© Alison Paine
© Alison Paine

“A waterfront icon seated in the natural beauty of the harbour and its surrounds”

The Albany Entertainment Centre is a significant project for the local community and the broader South West region. This building provides International standard entertainment, performance and convention facilities for the region and a catalyst for community interaction along with a re-energised waterfront.

© Alison Paine
© Alison Paine

Albany holds a rich history where land and water come together to be one of the great natural harbours of the world. The township is seated within its own significant mountains looking down onto the waterfront location where the new theatre sits. The Albany Entertainment Centre re-engages the harbour and its connections to the township of Albany.

Site Plan
Site Plan

The Albany Entertainment Centre forms a jewel placed in the heart of the harbour, a piece of waterside sculpture whose form is bred out of the crystalline molecular structures of the earth like a cut diamond which changes and reflects light as you move around it. Elegant and not imposing, it responds to the undulating composition of the harbour framed by the mountain saddle in which the township sits.

© Alison Paine
© Alison Paine

The Albany Entertainment Centre regenerates a sense of social theatre and connection with the natural world thus giving a sense of belonging and promoting inclusiveness by engagement with the community. The pedestrian journey through the setting to the harbour is activated and clear. A sense of beckoning and welcome is then played out on the foreshore.

© Alison Paine
© Alison Paine
  • Design Director

    Steve Woodland
  • Project Director

    Greg Howlett
  • Design Associate

    Fernando Faugno
  • Project Associate

    Matthew Batchelor
  • Project Architect

    Nigel Saull
  • Local Architect

    Michael Roberts
  • Architect

    Wayne Kelsall, Edward Tran
  • Graduate Architect

    Rebecca Carrick
  • Senior Interior Designer

    Gary Giles
  • Interior Designer

    Cox Howlett & Bailey Woodland
  • Acoustic Consultant

    Marshall Day Acoustics
  • Building Surveyor

    John Massey Group
  • Civil Consultant

  • Communications Consultant

  • Cost Consultant

    Davis Langdon Australia
  • Developer

    Great Southern Development Commission
  • Electrical Consultant

  • Environmental Consultant

  • Heritage Consultant

    Palassis Architects
  • Hydraulic Consultant

    Wood & Grieve
  • Landscape Consultant

    Hames Sharley
  • Lighting Consultant

  • Mechanical Consultant

  • Original Architect

  • Programming Consultant

    JCA Partnership
  • Services Consultant

  • Structural Consultant

  • Theatre Consultant

    Marshall Day Acoustics
  • Fire Engineering

  • Roof Safety Access

  • Builder

    Doric Contractors Pty Ltd.
  • Construction Manager

    Steve Duncan, Doric
  • Project Manager

    Mark Rowlands, Doric
  • Cost

    $70 Million (total commitment inc fees FF+E)

Project gallery

See all Show less

Project location

Address: Toll Place, Albany WA 6330, Australia

Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address.
About this office
Cite: "Albany Entertainment Centre / Cox Howlett & Bailey Woodland + Roberts Gardiner" 04 Sep 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
© Alison Paine

奥尔巴尼娱乐中心 / Cox Howlett & Bailey Woodland + Roberts Gardiner

You've started following your first account!

Did you know?

You'll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.