Located in Melbourne, the Victorian Pride Centre is Australia’s first purpose-built center for LGBTQ+ communities. Designed by Brearley Architects and Urbanists and Grant Amon Architects, the five-story building resembles a collection of tubes in a stacked formation that grow taller as it moves further from the street. Circular cutouts punctuate the façade revealing layers of concrete beneath.
Street-facing terraces at the front provide the Victorian Pride Centre a prime location for events as well as viewing areas for relevant street parades and marches. The building houses several organizations that will use it as their workspace base while there are also spaces for external group meetings, events, and projects. There are also health and welfare centers, a book shop, a gallery, and a theatre; a cafe, rooftop event space and a community garden are planned to be added as the next stage of development.