The Round, Whitehorse Centre


Lauren Garner

Javier Lopez-Menchero

Grant Dixon

Christopher Harber

Claire Humphreys

Hilary Sleigh

Sarah Cooper

Jack Lee

Tamsin O’Reilly

Margot Watson

Toby Pond

Kristoffer Koefoed-Hansen


Mario De Bem

KTA and BKK Architects, together with landscape architect practice Aspect Studios were selected for the redevelopment of Whitehorse cultural and performing arts centre. The Round has delivered on Council’s arts and cultural vision ‘to be a creative community that is vibrant, diverse and engaged through our arts, culture and heritage’.


The highly accessible, flexible and contemporary centre comprises: - 600-seat auditorium - 200-seat studio theatre - multipurpose rehearsal/dance studio - multipurpose function room - improved soundshell capability for community festival season - multi-deck car park

The redevelopment improves on existing facilities and amenity, and includes access and infrastructure of the precinct including links to neighbouring Nunawading Police Station, Nunawading Library, Whitehorse Civic Centre and Walker Park sports precinct.

The concept design reexamines the suburban performing arts centre and its impact extending beyond the internalized performance spaces, the form is designed to be an integral part of the public realm and broader landscape.