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Hillsong Melbourne East

From a warehouse to a vibrant worship hub

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The Hillsong Melbourne East Campus provides a home for an energetic Christian community.

A warehouse has been re purposed into an auditorium for 650 with a future capacity of 900 seats with state-of-the-art AV Technology including a TV control room. The spaces include a large welcoming foyer, baptism pond, a creche, youth rooms, a green room, guest lounges, several breakout meeting spaces, and car parking.

NBRS responded to the challenge of working within an existing warehouse and amending the original structure. The semi-industrial feel was maintained through polished concrete and detailed exposed steel features. An auditorium was inserted into the existing shell and complex design resolution provided highly technical requirements for AV connectedness and telecommunication.

The spaces that support the auditorium create a seamless connection of uses. The large café style foyer is a generous welcoming space for casual interaction. The children and family facilities are designed to be engaging and a pleasure to use. The composition of connecting spaces is easy to navigate and make being part of the church a safe and life-filled environment.

NBRS has expertise in the design of spaces where large numbers of people gather. Understanding people, movement, and navigation are key to create the right outcome.

Architecture, Landscape ArchitectureDiscipline
CommunitySector
Knoxfield, NSWLocation
CompleteStatus
Hillsong Church IncorporatedClient
Taylor Thomas Whitting, HGW Projects, Umow Lai, Maben GroupCollaborators
$9mBudget
Discipline
Architecture, Landscape Architecture
Sector
Community
Location
Knoxfield, NSW
Status
Complete
Client
Hillsong Church Incorporated
Collaborators
Taylor Thomas Whitting, HGW Projects, Umow Lai, Maben Group
Budget
$9m
Andrew Duffin
Director - Design
Andrew Tripet
Principal, Sector Lead - Community
Andrew Leuchars
Director, Principal - Landscape Architecture
John Vasco
Associate, Community
Andrew Duffin
Director - Design
Andrew Tripet
Principal, Sector Lead - Community
Andrew Leuchars
Director, Principal - Landscape Architecture
John Vasco
Associate, Community

Lets talk more about design for vibrant worship spaces.

Andrew Duffin

“Beauty in architecture is a beautiful mix of art and science. Fundamentally it is all about people and shelter.”