Contemporary Arts Precincts Ltd
Community + Culture
2022 AILA VIC Landscape Architecture Award — Community Contribution
Amid rising rents and development pressures, this Melbourne precinct was conceived to provide affordable spaces for artists and creatives – and to establish a thriving community hub.
Tract’s Planning team assisted Contemporary Arts Precincts Ltd in its transformation of the former Collingwood TAFE site, spanning 6,407 square metres, into a new contemporary arts precinct of state significance.
As an ‘Individually Significant’ heritage place valued for its Dudok-Modern architectural styling and rich cultural legacy, heritage was a core consideration in the project.
The process comprised a peer review of the site-rezoning; planning inputs into the Concept Masterplan by Fieldwork; core building and works approvals; and post-permit approvals.
Today it’s a space where art, soul and history collide, and creativity flourishes every day.