Designed by Brearley Architects+Urbanists (BAU); Grant Amon Architects (GAA)
In 2017, a national survey in favour of marriage equality led to the Australian parliament passing the bill to legalise same-sex marriage, a milestone in the struggle for equality of the LGBTQI+ community.
The same year, the Victorian Price Centre (VPC), a not-for-profit organisation, received funding from the Victorian Government for Australia’s first purpose built LGBTQI+ centre and subsequently held an open architectural competition for the design of the centre in Fitzroy Street, St Kilda.
In January 2018 BAU and GAA were selected winners of the design competition.
The VPC houses numerous resident organisations and welcomes dozens of groups for meetings, events, and projects.
The building provides a public working hub, health and welfare centres, a bookshop, a theaterette, archives, a roof terrace, and a gallery.
Also planned were a café, rooftop events pavilion and community garden.
Augmenting the owners' excellent brief, BAU and GAA carried out workshops with user groups and the local indigenous community.