We are excited to announce that Eternity Playhouse has won the prestigious Lachlan Macquarie Award for Heritage at this year’s Australian Institute of Architects National Architecture Awards, held on 6 November 2014.
“The architects have adroitly transformed the former church, with its decorative ceiling, large ecclesiastical windows and acoustic issues, into a contemporary performance space,” said the Jury panel.
“What is especially impressive is that the memory of the former tabernacle and aspects of its colourful history have been lovingly preserved in unexpected places, sometimes humorously. Old doors and timber panelling from the pulpit and other materials have been recycled so that they may be enjoyed again.”
Read the full citation from the Jury here and watch this terrific short film screened at last night’s awards ceremony in Darwin, featuring Darlinghurst Theatre Company Executive Producer, Glenn Terry.
This national award follows two other wins earlier this year, of the Greenway Award for Heritage at the NSW Architecture Awards and the Award for Adaptive Reuse, Government/Corporate a the National Trust Heritage Awards.
Image: (c) 2014 Brett Boardman Photography
Posted 07 Nov 2014