Hillsong Melbourne East Opens
The eastern suburbs of Melbourne are enjoying a population boom and demographic changes. Hillsong Church have responded to a need for a relocated and expanded facility with the aim of bringing the relevance of church to a growing community. The NBRSARCHITECTURE design team has created a warm and welcoming environment from an existing warehouse building.
The design focuses on a large and inviting Foyer taking advantage of high ceiling spaces and working with honest materiality of polished concrete floors and neutral timber features. The space comfortably fills with an engaged caring community. The Foyer leads to a 700-seat auditorium again maximizing the existing ceiling height and is carefully fitted with technical acoustic treatment and state of the art AV. The facility is supported with carparking/site works, children and youth spaces, administration areas, along with an inviting café.
It was a pleasure to attend the official opening and witness the building become a hub of community activity.