Tasmanian Cultural Hub ‘The Hedberg’ Wins International Award
LIMINAL Architecture with WOHA have been announced as the winners in the Cultural Category of the Architecture Masterprize Awards 2022 with iconic project, ‘The Hedberg’.
“The Hedberg places Tasmania at the forefront of Australia’s performing arts scene, a cultural and education destination to inspire a generation. Co-located with the oldest operating Australian theatre The Hedberg integrates performance hubs, venues, practice and rehearsal spaces, creative workshop ‘laboratories’ and adaptive reuse of the heritage-listed Hedberg Garage. Practice, production and presentation are brought together with formal and informal cultural activation to showcase the cross-disciplinary creative capacity of Hobart to the world. The Hedberg presents, a festival in a building.”
The Hedberg was successfully delivered through the collaboration and unique partnership between the design team and the University of Tasmania, the Tasmanian and Australian Governments and the Theatre Royal.
Our façade team enjoyed the creative challenge of the façade design for this heritage listed UTAS building which contributes to the urban character of Hobart.
Façades Director Paul Easingwood said,
“The Hedberg project was truly unique, involving the melding of many bespoke elements to create a standout building and façade design. The client granted our design team a unique opportunity to push the boundaries of design while meeting the brief. This ‘blue sky thinking’ has translated into a new central cultural hub which has been shaped to realise a space for creative liberation.”
The façade design of the glass foyer and garage features structurally glazed façades and an aluminium support system, which was designed with newly extruded aluminium sections.
Learn more about the Architecture Masterprize Awards 2022 and The Hedberg here:
Architects. Liminal Architecture and WOHA
Builders. Hansen Yuncken (Tasmania)
Custom Glass. CWD Custom Windows
Image Credit. Natasha Mulhall