Throwback Thursday – Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre
17 November 2022
It has been 15 years since we completed construction of the Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre. The Centre includes an Art Exhibition area, Stage and Theatre Seating and a large impressive foyer.
The QPAC was designed using fabricated steelwork the largest pieces were 4 trusses measuring 22 metres in length and over 2.5 metres in height. The rest of the building structure was core filled block work which reached a maximum height of over 9 metres. The core filled block work serves firstly to stabilise the structure and secondly to provide acoustic protection to the interior of the building. The Acoustic levels are such that a performer on stage or an orchestra in the orchestra pit can be clearly heard from the back of the auditorium without needing to be amplified.
The structure is of outstanding quality with external cladding comprising zinc panelling imported from France and terracotta tiles on the facade which was imported from Italy.
The Performing Arts Centre won the MBA Award for Excellence in the Category of Commercial Project $6 – $12 million.
Project Coordination continues to be proud of this building, and our contributions to the local arts community.