Darebin Arts Centre
Darebin Arts Centre is a multi-million dollar performing arts centre comprising a proscenium arch theatre, foyer, exhibition space and five multipurpose rooms providing a combined capacity of 1,500 people. Simbuilt were engaged to completely overhaul the main foyer area to improve the environment for the guests who utilise this space and connecting theatre.
The feature aspect of the refurbishment included a 22m long zigzagging 4.5m high partition clad in Rimex stainless steel joinery panels polished to a gold mirror finish. This feature wall reflects the adjacent columns with tree like structural braces creating an impressive elevation when viewing. Behind this feature wall is a new side of stage entrance for staff and performers plus a DDA lift providing access to all personnel. A new bar and kitchen were created along with all new display fridges and commercial grade coffee machine and grinder. Custom joinery and seamless designer birch plywood benchtops throughout as well as modified reception desk that can be transformed into various configurations to suit different event requirements.