The Cairns Community Has Shaped Our New Theatre!


Concept design 1 of the CEP

Concept design 1 of the CEP

At community consultations held in June, CA-Cox Rayner Architects unveiled two concept designs for the proposed Cairns Entertainment Precinct. The ‘Architectural Rainforest’ and the ‘Layered Roofscape’ concepts were presented to community participants.

The sketches included two potential versions of the building, both featuring a public plaza, foyer, provision for flood immunity and storm surge resistance, car parking, stores, unimpeded views over the Inlet and the ability to capture breezes.

Via a workshop process the ‘Architectural Rainforest’ received almost unanimous support as being the preferred concept design.

CA-Cox Rayner Architects will use the feedback gained and present another series of community consultations at a date to be confirmed. The consultations will workshop the more elaborated design concepts.

Concept designs for the CEP

Concept designs for the CEP

The master plan also presented two possible options for the use of historic ‘White’s Shed’.

One highlighted the shed as an ‘entry point’ for the precinct and the other as a stand alone feature with community spaces between the shed and precinct area.

Key Points

  • Independent research in 2010 found that 86% of people are in favour of new performing arts facilities for Cairns.
  • Cairns Regional Council has wanted a site for a new Regional Performing Arts Centre since 1994.
  • Public comment during June and July allows local residents and stakeholder groups to offer constructive feedback on the designs.
  • The Entertainment Precinct  invests in our local economy.

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4 Comments on “The Cairns Community Has Shaped Our New Theatre!

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