Victorian Pride Centre

Client: The Victorian Pride Centre
Competition: EOI plus one stage design competition
Winner: Grant Amon Architects and Brearley Architects + Urbanists

The Victorian Pride Centre (VPC) will be the new home of Victoria’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex communities, housing up to ten major resident organisations, while also providing flexible and multi-use spaces , a health service, library, training room, meeting rooms, a prayer room, café/bar, theatrette and gallery for use by smaller groups. The VPC will celebrate Victoria’s diverse LGBTQI community, paving new directions for its future and honouring its brave, and at times, difficult past. It will provide an uplifting expression of welcoming, engagement and belonging. The building is due to open in 2020 and aims to be a catalyst for the revival of Fitzroy Street and to fit into the St Kilda design vernacular.

The 10 major LGBTI organisations that will be housed in the Victorian Pride Centre include: JOY FM, the Victorian AIDS Council, Minus18, Melbourne Queer Film Festival, Midsumma Festival, LGBTQI Multi Culture, Multi Faith Organisation, Switchboard, Team Melbourne and the Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives.

The VPC is funded by the Victorian State Government and the Victorian AIDS Council and is supported by the City of Port Phillip, which has provided the 1600 sqm site on 79-81 Fitzroy Street, as the location of the future VPC building.

To see a timeline for its completion, go here.