The East Perth Power station is a unique example of early 20th century electricity infrastructure.The collection of buildings that make up this precinct span over 60 years and represent the technological development of electricity production and the growth and changes with the State’s economic growth.
This project vision sees the existing heritage buildings bought together with the surrounding development land to create a destination river front mixed use community.
The centre piece of this vibrant community will be the refurbishment of the heritage power station and its conversion into a major national and international tourist destination. The centre piece of the project will be an international standard art gallery housing a major collection and presenting an expanse of flexible gallery space to house travelling exhibitions. The unique elements of the existing power equipment will be restored and will be the centre piece of an exhibition of the history of the power station.
On the river level of the power station, the building will become alive with contemporary alfresco food and beverage entertainment. The vision will also contain retail related to the gallery and a centre for administration of the gallery and its curatorial activities including an education centre .
The surrounding new development will be residential, commercial and retail uses with a spectacular garden centre piece focussing on a sculpture exhibition that will connect the community, the gallery and the riverfront gardens .
The built form of the new development will be based on a lower podium base of 4/5 levels with upper level towers which are positioned to maximise views and minimise the overshadowing of the public spaces.
Channel 7 (SH 6)
Paul Jones, Ian Hart
Masterplanning, Schematic Design, Design Development, Contract Documentation, Contract Administration, Interior design