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WOHA Heads To Tasmania

The University of Tasmania has announced the team that will bring their new Academy of Creative Industries and Performing Arts, to life. Nic Sherwood reports.

WOHA Heads To Tasmania


September 20th, 2013

The University of Tasmania (UTAS) has announced the creative and engineering teams behind their new $75 million Academy of Creative Industries and Performing Arts (ACIPA).

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WOHA’s The Hyde Apartments in Sydney © WOHA

Local architects Liminal Studio will work in partnership with internationally-renowned Singaporean firm WOHA as well as Arup’s acoustic and theatre consultancy divisions. The new building, which will be situated next to the Theatre Royal in Hobart, furthers the island state’s international architecture appeal on the back of the now world famous MONA gallery and luxury projects like Saffire at Freycinet Bay and the progressive GASP! sculpture park.

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Domenic College by Liminal Studio © Liminal Studio

“The partnering of local firm Liminal with WOHA, internationally-acclaimed for their cutting-edge work on ecologically specific architecture, and Arup Acoustic and Theatre will give the project national and global exposure, while strengthening UTAS’ ties to our Asia Pacific neighbours.” explains UTAS Vice-Chancellor Professor Rathjen.



UTAS Performing Arts © UTAS

The building seeks to become the principal centre for performing arts and creative industries within Tasmania.  Inside will be state-of-the-art acoustic, visualisation, and computing technologies as well as flexible laboratories, rehearsal and performance spaces. Additionally a Creative Technology studio, recital hall and black-box theatre space will lend the site to a multitude of uses.

Upon completion the building will also become the new home for the Conservatorium of Music, providing new front of house facilities for the Theatre Royal as well as firmly placing UTAS on the design radar.



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