• Location Northbridge
  • Year of Completion 2003
  • No. of Commercial 1

Picture-perfect design.

Artplace is a bold move by its director, Brigitte Braun, to move an established, larger Claremont art gallery into Perth’s inner-city. Braun is well known for her passionate promotion of local, up-and-coming artists and she followed the same philosophy by commissioning a very contemporary architectural design.

The compact Northbridge site proved an interesting challenge for both the client and the architect. To compensate for this, the ground floor gallery space enjoys large volumes and high ceilings to create maximum hanging space. Tasmanian oak staircases and strategically-placed voids lead to the two upper-levels of residential accommodation.

The front entry glazing acts as a beacon drawing passers-by to the clean-lined gallery space and inviting them to view the works inside.