Eveleigh Carriageworks

  • Architect:Tonkin Zulaikha Greer
  • Client:NSW Ministry for the Arts
  • Value:$30m

This project involved the refurbishment of the existing heritage listed railway carriageworks in Redfern to incorporate a new performing arts centre, carparking and studio space for the Ministry of Arts.

The spaces included a new foyer space, large performance theatre, a medium and small performance space and 3 studio/ training rooms, together with new offices and back of house facilities.

Due to the proximity to the existing railway tracks, the main auditorium was designed as an acoustically isolated box and was cut into the existing structure without touching it. The box was isolated form the ground by the use of acoustic bearing pads beneath a precast base to the new structure.

The trusses removed from the existing roof were re-used in the “dancing” structure that provided the signage at the front of the building.

  • Winner of the Greenway Heritage Award 2008
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