Gutting and refurbishing an existing 2 level 1960s office building (and former funeral parlour), the new Quakers Center in West Melbourne (Stage 1) is for a new Library and Research center and meeting rooms for the Victorian Quaker community. 

The circle and light are used throughout the project to represent ideas of community, fellowship and the numinous, all central ideas and motifs in Quaker thought. Rippled polycarbonate lets through light, but maintains privacy, while the new timber framed street facade provides light to the interior and projects openness. 

Stage 2, works to the main meeting room, will be in construction in 2018. 

Client: PH Architects

Quaker House

© 2018 by Geoff Bartlett