▼Cairns表演艺术中心外观，the exterior view of the Cairns Performing Arts Centre
Cairns Performing Arts Centre marks a rich new beginning in the cultural life of Far North Queensland. CPAC sits at the heart of a Council-led initiative entitled The Precinct, consisting of the performing arts centre, tropical parkland and amphitheatre. The new facility contains both a 940-seat main theatre and a 400-seat space, is technically equipped to support the world’s best performers but maintains a scale appropriate to community use as well.
▼立面采用幕板调节内部光线，screen wraps around the building mediate light conditions
▼建筑具有热带地区特征，design celebrates the tropical character
From the outset, our plan for the project was underpinned by the following principles: the building must be inclusive and welcoming to Cairns’ diverse and vibrant community; it must be flexible, allowing a range of community and professional uses; it must be technologically appropriate to ensure that it attracts the best acts; and it must be economically sound, creating new facilities that would increase revenue and thereby help to offset capital costs.
▼从门廊仰视剧院空间，look up to the theater under the verandah
▼出挑屋檐提供荫凉的过渡空间，the overhanging roof provides shadow for the transitional space
▼大厅在街道层塑造了一种充满活力的感觉，the foyer creates a feeling of dynamism at street level
Visually and functionally, the building inherently responds to its tropical surrounds. Verandah-like foyer spaces blur the edges between inside and out and create a feeling of dynamism at street level. A visually striking screen wraps around the building, enhancing its civic presence, helping to mediate extremes in light conditions and create a play on light in the foyer. Its design alludes to the beautiful Dilly bags and fish nets produced in traditional weaving across Far North Queensland.
▼门廊式的前厅模糊了室内外界线，verandah-like foyer spaces blur the edges between inside and out
这座新建筑突显了所在的热带地域位置，也展现出文化设施在社区生活的重要性。Cairns表演艺术中心由Cox Architecture与CA Architects合作设计。
The new building celebrates its enviable tropical location and acknowledges the importance that cultural facilities play in the life of a community. CPAC was designed by Cox Architecture in association with CA Architects.
▼剧场空间，the theater space