Two awards for Ravensthorpe Cultural Precinct

Published on Wednesday, 12 June 2024 at 2:03:36 PM

The Ravensthorpe Cultural Precinct picked up two awards at the Australian Institute of Architects WA Awards in Perth on Friday night.

In a very competitive field the building was awarded the Jeffrey Howlett Award for Public Architecture and the Wallace Greenham Award for Sustainable Architecture.

The Shire of Ravensthorpe congratulates the collaboration between Peter Hobbs Architects, Advanced Timber Concepts and Intensive Fields, and acknowledges the builder Devlyn Construction and the entire community, whose involvement played a large part in the coming together of this project. The Public Architecture award in particular, is testament to the commitment to, and collaboration with, the community and their needs.  

The judges praised the use of renewable FSC certified timber and WA plantation grown Yellow Stringy Bark. Comments from the jury citation include:


“The building does more with less and much of the success occurs between the volumes: a community performance space within the courtyard with the addition of a stage, a covered flexible space used for markets and community events beneath an open roof connecting different elements.


“The Ravensthorpe Cultural Precinct provides us with a clear picture of the practice of architecture required to meet our profession’s challenges in meeting its obligations for our role in decarbonising the construction industry.”



The Shire of Ravensthorpe was pleased to celebrate the grand opening of the Ravensthorpe Cultural Precinct with members of the community on Monday 11 September 2023. 

Many community groups have used the space since then and it has become an essential piece of community infrastructure, as well as being home to the Shire offices and Council chamber.



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