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PLACES TO PERFORM CREATING REAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR PERFORMING ARTISTS.


CREATING REAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR PERFORMING ARTISTS.


NBRSARCHITECTURE has been designing spaces for people to engage and participate in performing arts, worship and learning for over 46 years. NBRS approaches the design and execution of performance spaces with a combination of expertise from within the firm, as well as engaging in close partnership with specialist consultants, to collaborate with the client and stakeholders in order to form a comprehensive brief for the project. Our approach involves researching fundamental aspects of performance space design. These entail; the mix of spaces, types of instruments played, the types of performances, technology, any flexibility needed between spaces, the aesthetic outcome, the siting of the building in its context, external influences and general feel and flow of the building the client intends to achieve. The brief sometimes requires accommodating different types of performance related spaces into the one building, these being a mix of musical performance spaces, theatrical performance spaces, musical and vocal practice spaces, technical and recording laboratories, dance and drama spaces, back of house support spaces and associated public spaces.

ENHANCE TYPES OF INSTRUMENTS It is paramount in our research that we can enhance different types of musical instruments or vocals performed through the manipulation of spatial proportions available to the room/space, innovative use and application of materials, co-ordination and treatment of services and integration of technology.

FLEXIBILITY IN DESIGN Offering flexibility in the design of performance related spaces is important to enable adaptable use for alternative purposes such as theatrical, vocal and classroom activities. It has been in integral part of our past client briefs and believe it is important to obtain the most out of the space available on the site.

COLLABORATION WITH CLIENT We work in partnership with stakeholders and users to create the spaces suited to their specific musical needs for specific performance modes such as orchestral, acoustic, electric or drama. This enables us to research and collaborate with specialist consultants on how we can architecturally enhance the type of performance for the user and the audience in the most aesthetically attractive, energy efficient and cost effective way.

IN-HOUSE MULTI-DISCIPLINARY TEAM Together, with our in-house multidisciplinary team of experienced Architects, Heritage consultants, Interior Designers and Landscape Architects, we can allow for a more informed and creative outcome integrating these different aspects into the development at an early stage.

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EPICENTRE HIL LS ONG, BE L L A V IS TA NS W

“State of the art facilities that will serve the Church, the community and the college in an identity building that welcomes and inspires those who gather there” The Hillsong Epicentre is the second stage of a two stage project. Stage one included the 300 seat Hillsong Chapel and carpark, which was completed in 2006. Stage two incorporates a 500 seat auditorium with foyer and back of house facilities.

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The auditorium is furnished with multiple features including: •

green room

guest room

storage

loading bay

professional TV studio & TV control room

3 TV edit suites

smaller college training TV studio

professional sound studio with 8 professional sound edit suites

smaller college training sound studio with 4 edit suites

3 band rehearsal rooms

9 music practice rooms

20 classrooms

2 large seminar/meeting rooms shared between the college and the childrens ministries on Sundays

specialised preschool childrens playroom

large youth area

car park area providing spaces for 300 cars

Completed in early 2017, Hillsong Epicentre is home to state of the art facilities that serve the Church, the community and the college in an identity building that welcomes and inspires those who gather there.

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INTERNATIONAL SCREEN ACADEMY WAT E RLO O

“The fusion of colour and technology shape a stimulating backdrop for dynamic teaching & learning�

Located in Sydney arts hub, Waterloo, the International Screen Academy offers its students a unique mix of education in both traditional acting methods and contemporary screen based broadcast media, including film and television. The fusion of colour and technology shape a stimulating backdrop for dynamic teaching and learning of drama and of state-of-theart technical support.

Detailed delivery of design was achieved through highly specified studio environments with controlled acoustics and all the state-of-art-lighting and connectedness for a contemporary learning environment. The studios are highly controlled environments and this is balanced with a generous sense of space, transparency, light and colour where collaboration is to be promoted.

The design for ISA intent was to create a stimulating environment where the challenge and joy of acting and production could merge to produce real opportunities beyond the academy. The clear functional relationship of educational, performance, and technical areas was key. Overlayed with the complexities of the learning and performance spaces were the requirements of commercial workspace and support infrastructure.

From design concept to fitout delivery, the project ran for 12 months. Key to the successful outcome was the responsiveness of the NBRSARCHITECTURE team in executing the design, documentation and contract administration in an efficient traditional contract arrangement.

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PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE & AQUATIC INSTITUTE PRESBY T E RI A N L A DIES C OL L EGE , SY DNE Y

The project to develop a new performing arts centre and indoor swimming pool at PLC Sydney represented a significant step in improving the facilities of one of Sydney’s prominent girl schools. The state-of-the-art performing arts centre, which seats 500, has a flexible stage arrangement with an orchestra pit which can be converted to an extension of the stage depending on the type of performance. The design is flexible and inspiring. Part of the development included the infrastructure to compliment with an up to date performing arts centre. Spaces include drama rooms, practice rooms and a green room.

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INABURRA SCHOOL PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE IN A BURR A S CHO OL , B A NGOR

“...a state of the art teaching and performance facility which incorporates a 650 seat theatre. “ Inaburra School is renowned for being at the forefront in the areas of performances, music, multimedia and the arts. NBRSARCHITECTURE worked closely with the School to understand their needs and aspirations to bring to realisation this exciting project. The Inaburra School Performing Arts Centre has provided the school with a contemporaryteaching and performance facility which incorporates a 650 seat theatre, a smaller performance space, new music classrooms with a professional recording studio, a band room, individual music practice rooms, new media classrooms with a recording / editing studio, new art classrooms and new Junior School classrooms.

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QUEENWOOD JUNIOR SCHOOL MO SM A N, NS W

NBRSARCHITECTURE master plan for Queenwood Junior School knowledgeably demonstrated how the School’s very tight urban site could be adapted and developed to maximise its open space potential, reconcile various levels of the steeply sloping site and better connect the heritage building on site to the rest of the school. Whilst the School’s long term plan was to implement this master plan as a series of staged developments, the Government’s BER funding enabled them to accelerate and combine parts of that plan, to create a new library and multi-purpose hall and additional GPLAs. The new 4 storey building was designed to utilise the steeply sloping site by locating

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half the building in the ground, ensuring that the scale of the building fronting Queen Street was as minimal as possible. From Queen Street the new building reads as a 2 storey entity, with its simple, clean forms and soaring skillion roof rising towards the heritage building ‘Burrawang’ acknowledging and respecting its scale, grandeur and detail. The new building acts like a knuckle, providing the missing link that connects ‘Burrawang’ and the heritage gardens to the remainder of the School buildings and recreation areas below.


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HILLSONG CITY CAMPUS A L E X A NDRI A

Hillsong City Campus (Doody Street) is a vibrant urban hub providing a platform for an energetic Christian community. The church space is a converted warehouse that includes a 900 seat church auditorium with modern AV technology, several breakout meeting spaces and an edgy, welcoming entry foyer. NBRSARCHITECTURE have expertise in the design of spaces where large numbers of people gather. Understanding people movement and navigation is key to creating the right outcome. In this project a tiered auditorium has been inserted into an existing warehouse shell. Layers of

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complex design resolution can be found in the delivery of the best outcome for acoustic definition and telecommunication environment. The auditorium is a controlled space with highly technical requirements for AV connectedness. The spaces that support the auditorium create a seamless connection of uses. The Foyer is a generous welcoming space where casual interaction is supported by a cafe type environment. The children and family facilities are purpose designed to be engaging and a pleasure to be part of. The composition of connecting spaces is easy to navigate and make being part of the church a safe and life filled environment.

“A vibrant urban hub providing a platform for an energetic Christian community�

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PENRITH ANGLICAN COLLEGE PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE ORCH A RD HIL LS , NS W

Penrith Anglican College is a co-educational day school located in Orchard Hills, NSW that was established by the Sydney Anglican Schools Corporation in 1998. The building designed by NBRSARCHITECTURE is a new performing arts centre called the Lighthouse Theatre. The building stands in a prominent position with the foyer and coffee shop having commanding views to the Blue Mountains. The auditorium has a large stage, stepped floor, mezzanine gallery and seats 600 people. The building has been designed to complement the adjacent Administration Building - the original homestead to the property.

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KNOX GRAMMAR SCHOOL PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE WA HRO ONGA , NS W

The multilevel, ‘semi-professional’ facility will provide a venue for students to learn, practice and showcase a variety of creative talents – music, drama, dance, audio visual. The sophisticated building will contain a 700 seat tiered lyric theatre and 180 seat multi- purpose auditorium along with a large variety of teaching spaces, studios, peripatetic rooms and laboratories. The facility also includes a secure basement carpark and a connecting bridge link to the existing school Aquatic Centre. The facility is divided into two functional areas. An entertainment wing with a Main Multipurpose theatre seating approximately 700, suitable for Drama and Music performances, as well as a Minor Performance Space seating approximately 150, as well as a green room and a café. The second area is a teaching wing with 16 teaching and/or practice spaces, peripatetic rooms and open multi-purpose gathering space.

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NEWLIFE ANGLICAN CHURCH OR A N PA RK , NS W

The NewLife Anglican Church in Oran Park Town was recently completed and opened on 2 May 2015. NewLife Church is set in a location easily accessible by walking or cycling and offers a transparent and open design.

“An inviting and welcoming space that extends to the community; the glass tower a beacon on the hill”

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The design was based around a community-focused church and included an inviting forecourt, transparent worship centre, and a colourful cross-structured tower. Set in the forecourt is the dynamic 20 metre-high coloured glass tower. Symbollically, the tower’s many colours represent the mix of people forming this new community, a symbol of identity for Oran Park Town.

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The church interior is an open and sunlit space with visual connection to the outside. The foyer and auditorium are open and exposed allowing the sun to infiltrate and offering a direct view to the internal activities. The orientation of the worship space to the platform is a landscape format to allow the congregation to be in closer proximity to the worship leaders. The interior spaces seamlessly flow to the exterior through vast, transparent doors, creating a seamless connection between indoor and outdoor space. The forecourt is unfenced and extends to the kerb line giving a sense of community ownership. The result is an inviting and welcoming space that extends to the community; the glass tower a beacon on the hill.


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SYDNEY UNIVERSITY, FACULTY OF VETERINARY SERVICES C A MDE N C A MP U S

“Parallel with its environment consciousness, the form sits as a delight in the landform and is a clear expression of its function.� The Liz Kernohan conference facility is the new social and academic centre of the Camden campus. Designed to be a landmark building the facility accommodates a tiered conference auditorium for 250 people for both public and university functions. The building has been designed with environmentally sustainable principles and materials which have been carefully selected together with considered siting and spatial planning. The facility is a benchmark

for green development. Parallel with its environment consciousness, the form sits as a delight in the landform and is a clear expression of its function. The building services include separate air conditioning systems to allow the foyer to operate in a full natural ventilation or a sealed air conditioned mode. Excessive rain fall and hail storms in the area resulted in the deletion of down pipes replacing them with an open zinc sluice draining to the site dam and then used for irrigation.

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MAJOR AUDITORIUM EXPERIENCE AUDITORIUM PROJECTS

Abbotsleigh Girls School Performing Arts Theatre

Hillsong Epicentre Innaburra School Creative Arts Complex Hillsong Church Convention Centre Hillsong Church Doody Street City Campus PLC Sydney - Performing Arts Theatre Penrith Anglican College Theatre

Tara Anglican School for Girls Performing Arts Theatre Sydney University, Seymor Centre Auditorium Upgrade Katoomba Christian Convention - Upgrade and Extension to Convention Facility

HILLSONG CHURCH EPICENTRE Hillsong Epicentre is home to state of the art facilities, complete with a professional TV studio, TV edit suites, sound studio, sound edit suites and rehearsals rooms. The 600 seat youth tiered auditorium complements the original NBRS designed 3,500 seat main auditorium at the Baulkham Hills site.

Baptist Church, New Church and Performance Facility

Queenwood Junior School Theatre Teachers Federation Auditorium Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children

Tara Anglican School for Girls, Multi-Purpose Theatre/Chapel

International Screen Academy Theatre

Ghana International School, Theatre

PLC Armidale Multi Purpose Performance Theatre

Knox Grammar School, Performing Arts Complex

Scots School Albury, Multi Purpose Sports and Performance Space

Sydney University, Liz Kernohan Convention Centre.

PLC Sydney, Multi Purpose Sports and Performance Space

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Places to Perform  

NBRSARCHITECTURE has been designing spaces for people to engage and participate in performing arts, worship and learning for over 46 years.

Places to Perform  

NBRSARCHITECTURE has been designing spaces for people to engage and participate in performing arts, worship and learning for over 46 years.

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