Creation stories. Bunjil Place Attending your child’s school performance in the workshop space on a Thursday afternoon might prompt you to look at the Brook Andrew piece exhibited in the same space the following week. Read more. The library has a great range of books. LM : Design needs to go beyond physical acknowledgement to connect to the world’s oldest living culture. This is an experience you can only take home with you in your memory so please remember to bring that along with your tickets. Other websites are not authorised and may charge significantly higher prices. Bunjil Place is a library, a performance theatre, a public gathering space, a place of exhibition, gallery and display, a flexible and experimental space for events, lectures, debate and celebration, it is a help point, a service centre and a place of work and collaboration. A singular language visually draws together the different programs. A visit to the library might also inspire a visit to the adjacent gallery. Sited in Narre Warren, thirty-eight kilometres south-east of Melbourne’s CBD, the City of Casey is one of the fastest growing regions in the country. Tickets will be on sale again soon. As the City of Casey’s vibrant new entertainment precinct, Bunjil Place is the creative and community heart of the region. All rights reserved. © 2020 City of Casey - All Rights Reserved, Friday 28 August, 4.30 pm = Saturday 23 January, 2.00 pm, Friday 28 August, 6.30 pm = Friday 22 January, 6.30 pm, Saturday 29 August, 10.00 am = Saturday 23 January, 10.00 am, Saturday 29 August, 12.00 pm = Saturday 23 January, 12.00 pm, Saturday 29 August, 2.00 pm = Saturday 23 January, 2.00 pm, Sunday 30 August, 10.00 am = Sunday 24 January, 10.00 am, Sunday 30 August, 12.00 pm = Sunday 24 January, 12.00 pm. This siting and careful consideration of public outside spaces reflect the sentiment of FJMT’s approach. Bunjil Place, Narre Warren. A building named Bunjil Place inevitably raises questions about place, Country, the role of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in contemporary Australia and how this plays out in architecture. 2 Patrick Northeast Drive, The practice sought to create a building that would welcome all of its community. CP : Integrating multiple community facilities within the one building has many programmatic and cultural advantages. A building named Bunjil Place inevitably raises questions about place, Country, the role of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in contemporary Australia and how … The City of Casey grows by 7,600 people each year and attracts new residents from all over the world. While I question the fact that the building does not facilitate informal spaces that welcome local Aboriginal communities, FJMT’s design has certainly inspired an acknowledgement of the world’s oldest living culture on a number of levels and is a step in the right direction. Nicole England. Louis Anderson Mokak Bunjil Place is the heart of the arts and entertainment in Melbourne’s south east. Connect with us. Words: This is Bluey’s Big Play! u Free Wi-Fi is available. Tickets purchased for originally planned shows have been automatically transferred to a new date and time (see below) to ensure your seat allocation remains the same, however if you are unable to attend the rescheduled performance you can contact our Box Office team on 9709 9700 to exchange your ticket/s for a more suitable performance time or process your refund. Located in a key metropolitan activity centre, Bunjil Place is close to existing recreational facilities, strong transport links, appropriate parking and a retail hub. Today's featured game is Protect Bunjil Place, created by Caleb, Dylan, Nathan and Aaron. It’s not just about welcoming ceremonies and having Aboriginal art on display. When we as First Peoples think of our creators, it is not just a moment of historical reflection. Bunjil taught the Boon Wurrung to always welcome guests, but he always required the Boon Wurrung to ask all visitors to make two promises: to obey the laws of Bunjil and not to harm the children or the land of Bunjil.”. I acknowledge the sacred lands of the Kulin Nation in which I live and pay my respects to the Elders, past, present and future generations. Like a gymnast’s dance, the building reads as ribbons wrapping around the exterior forms and through to the interiors, making their way up and around the various programs. Get the latest reviews and news first. NRS: 133 677 The building’s program includes an eight-hundred-seat theatre with a full-sized fly tower as well as an outdoor plaza, a black box studio, a function centre, a library, a gallery, council chambers, a customer service centre and offices. While programmatically and visually engaging, the building also raises questions about the role contemporary architecture can play in acknowledging and respecting the world’s oldest living culture. Theater event in Melbourne, VIC, Australia by Bunjil Place on Friday, January 22 2021 with 6.6K people interested. 18K likes. Narre Warren,  As a hybrid civic type, Bunjil Place brings together a range of facilities, all in the one building. See Bluey, Bingo, Mum and Dad as you’ve never seen them before…. Born on Gadigal country, I grew up on Ngunnawal and Ngambri country and am now living on the lands of the Kulin Nation. Bunjil Place is an example of a new form of community and civic building. The building provides a multipurpose integrated facility with each function owning particular design requirements that needed to be addressed by the engineering team. Bunjil is a god, Bunjil is a demi, Bunjil is the creation. In referencing Bunjil the Creator, FJMT’s Bunjil Place raises ongoing questions about recognition, symbolism and community space. On approach you immediately encounter the monumentalism and spectacle of the eagle, a representation of Bunjil the Creator. May 18, 2019 @ 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM | SOLD OUT. Bluey’s Big Play is presented by BBC Studios and Andrew Kay in association with QPAC’s Out of The Box and Windmill Theatre Co. Bunjil Place is the only authorised ticket agency for events at this venue. l Bunjil Place hosts festivals, markets, art, gigs and children’s entertainment including fun-filled school holiday activations. Within the foyer, you can listen to stories of Bunjil told by Aunty Carolyn Briggs on an interactive screen. Libraries. I am keen to hear Louis’s thoughts on this. Bunjil Place Construction Animation The timber structure erupts out of the ground and spreads its wings, authoritative and commanding in flight, while at the same time conveying a sense of being grounded. +613 9709 9700 2 Helpful votes. Not wasting any time, the council made the announcement this week with Brookfield expected to begin set up on site this week and construction commencing in the coming weeks. Bunjil Place, Narre Warren. By contrast, the building beneath is deliberately restrained. Share. Bunjil Place is an inner-city cultural and leisure centre in the metropolitan area of Melbourne. Bunjil Place is an outstanding example of a complex timber structures, incorporating a number of challenging architectural and structural issues. As FJMT design director Richard Francis-Jones explains, “When you go to pay your rates, for example, you experience far more than just the administration of local government – you’re experiencing the public aspect of community life.” In this way, Bunjil Place is a contemporary take on the nineteenth-century town hall typ e – a counterpoint to nearby Fountain Gate shopping centre as a gathering space for civic and cultural events. CP : Combining so many programs within the one facility does raise questions. Culture / arts, As Aunty Carolyn Briggs has told me, “Bunjil is not just an eagle. Aboriginal naming and smoking ceremonies have been held on site and the gallery’s exhibition program is focused on promoting both local and Indigenous art and culture. 1:22. The project grew out of the council’s identifying a need for the provision of cultural facilities. From April 2020 there will be the Bluey 2 pack ($15) and Bluey Mini Playsets ($25). [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The impressive City of Casey Bunjil Place project has edged closer to fruition with the recent appointment of Brookfield Multiplex to construct the $125 million cultural centre. Our creators are with us at this moment, as has always been the case. It’s a little bit different and a little bit beautiful. Please keep checking back or keep an eye out for the announcement from Bluey. The new Bunjil Place community hub features the EDGE™ SG182 curtain wall system and the MAX™ 200 Front Glaze with structural mullions system creates ribbon glazing around the building.. Seelite Windows & Doors provided high quality fabrication and installation for Bunjil Place. Landscape design, urbanism and planning updates. The vast wings sweep back to shelter a north-facing civic space. Australia, Community centres, Keep up to date with the latest news and be the first to know what’s on! There is also a cultural benefit to the hybrid model. It is about virtue, the creation of a spiritual place, not just a civic space. Shiver me timbers! 03 9709 9700. Bunjil Place. Bunjil Place is a state-of-the-art civic centre some 40 km south-east of Melbourne, Australia, in Narre Warren, shortened from Narre Narre Warren, meaning the ‘meeting of many paths’. This game was the runner up for the 13-17 category and we think its great! Nicole England, Sat 22 May 2021 7:00pm / Comedy. Louis Mokak : I am a saltwater man and a proud Djugun man from West Kimberley. For assistance please see Roving Concierge staff, call 9709 9700 (Monday to Saturday, 9am – 5pm) or contact Bunjil Place. Tickets purchased via websites such as Viagogo, eBay, Gumtree, or any other unauthorised sellers risk the possibility of being fake and void and may not be honoured by the venue. It should be integral to ensure that there is space and place for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to not only feel welcomed, but to feel that it is their place of connection, strength and belonging. The story of Bunjil, an Ancestral Spirit of southeastern Australia who for many clans in Victoria was a creator of life and took the form of both human and eagle Christine Phillips : When Architecture Australia asked me to review Bunjil Place by FJMT, I invited Louis Mokak, a Djugun man from West Kimberley and current architecture student at RMIT University, to co-write with me. It will be the only facility of its kind, serving a regional community which currently lacks access to arts and cultural facilities. Keep up to date with the latest news and be the first to know what’s on! The building’s entry and main frontage smartly turn their backs to the traffic, the winglike roof forms coming together to form a protected, north-facing civic space sheltered from the noise and pollution of the busy roads. 2 Patrick Northeast Drive, Narre Warren 3805. The eagle-like form of the building represents Kulin Nation figure Bunjil the Creator, who protects and welcomes. The architectural source of inspiration for the structurally free-formed foyer was the spiritual traditions of Aboriginal tribes Boon Wurrung and Kulin People. You may also like other Architecture Media network newsletters: © 2020 Architecture Media. I am a female architect and academic with a Greek Cypriot heritage, born in Melbourne, living in Melbourne. Trevor Mein. The outcome is a range of innovative Shouldn’t we be dispersing our community facilities around our suburbs in order to encourage intimate, pedestrian-friendly communities? Christine Phillips : When Architecture Australia asked me to review Bunjil Place by FJMT, I invited Louis Mokak, a Djugun man from West Kimberley and current architecture student at RMIT University, to co-write with me. FJMT’s recently completed Bunjil Place in Melbourne’s Narre Warren is a compelling civic building. LM : I agree there are elements within the building that can form a reference to Bunjil the Creator. Talks, seminars, conferences and more. Glenn Hester, Image: Kerry Hill Architects offers a finely detailed and thoughtful interpretation of traditional Japanese architecture in its latest hotel for Aman. In referencing the creator, Bunjil Place must hold high spiritual significance that goes well beyond design aesthetic and symbolic endeavours. Trevor Mein. In Australian Aboriginal creation mythology Bunjil is a deity, often depicted as a wedge-tailed eagle, that brought the world and life into existence and now protects the land. It’s a knowing, it’s a presence and it’s something very deep. Love, The Bluey Team. Join our architecture and design community of 61,000+. And it’s really for real life! This can then more strongly inform and further the way in which we think, learn, connect and design as built practitioners on these sacred lands. The eagle-like form of the building represents Kulin Nation figure Bunjil the Creator, who protects and welcomes. The information desk doubles as a ticketing booth and theatre bar, while one cafe facilitates all the programs. TIS: 131 450, Box Office Phone:+613 9709 9700NRS: 133 677TIS: 131 450. For facility tours or more information including fees and charges please contact the Bunjil Place team. This raises the question of whether or not the building has achieved its aim of holding and honouring the spirit of Bunjil. In response to COVID-19 this show will not go ahead on the planned dates of Friday 28, Saturday 29 & Sunday 30 August 2020 and has instead been rescheduled to Friday 22, Saturday 23 & Sunday 24 January 2021. Melbourne,  John Gollings. Bunjil is a creator deity, culture hero and ancestral being, often depicted as a wedge-tailed eagle (or eaglehawk) in the Australian Aboriginal mythology of some of the Aboriginal peoples of Victoria. Beneath the roof, the woven timber structure is pulled dramatically down at two points to create a monumental and generous civic entry. It is not a single use or single facility that tends to divide and separate a community by interest, education or culture, but an inclusive hybrid form of public building, reflecting and embracing our diversity. Bunjil Place is a $125 million multipurpose arts, civic and community facility in the outer Melbourne suburb of Narre Warren, housing a library, 800-seat theatre, gathering and meeting spaces, council offices, an art gallery, a flexible event space and an outdoor plaza. An outdoor children’s reading space links to the library, while a memorial grove extends out past the landscaped area. Bunjil Place Theatre hosts a variety of entertainment and performances suitable for patrons of all ages. Bunjil Place is the heart of the arts and entertainment in Melbourne’s south east. Bunjil Place, Narre Warren, Victoria . Combining so many civic functions and cultural events in the one space allows for a richer experience of community life, in a contemporary take on the nineteenth-century town hall. Bunjil Place is no more than half an hour from most southern and eastern metro hubs including Frankston, Ringwood, Pakenham and the middle-ring suburbs, and an easy 40 minutes on the M1 from the CBD. This reference to Bunjil is both a figurative and a metaphorical device for a building that aspires to protect and welcome its people. Queen Forever are ready to ROCK YOU with a night of heavy metal, feet stompin’, glam rock! The creator of the Kulin Nation.”. Mere symbolism runs the risk of devaluing our stories and the world’s oldest living cultures. Box Office Phone: +613 9709 9700 NRS: 133 677 TIS: 131 450. Bluey’s Big Play is presented by BBC Studios and Andrew Kay in association with QPAC’s Out of The Box and Windmill Theatre Co. Bunjil Place is the only authorised ticket agency for events at this venue. Please keep checking back or keep an eye out for the announcement from Bluey. Bunjil Place is the heart of the arts and entertainment in Melbourne’s south east. As we drove toward Bunjil Place, we were struck by the immense scale of its eagle-like roof forms. Bluey, Bingo, Mum and Dad will take to the stage in the 50-minute live theatre show with puppetry, live actors and iconic Australian sets. We apologise for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding. Event Name: Bluey's Big Play: Date(s): Friday 28, Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 August 2020: Presenter: BBCS, Andrew Kay & QPAC: Presenter contact: Pia Di Paolo / Emma Calverley Bunjil Place, Narre Warren. As I am a visitor to these lands, my voice in this piece is from my perspective alone and does not represent the voices, cultures or traditions of the Kulin Nation. Bluey’s Big Play is an original story written by Bluey’s creator Joe Brumm with new music created by Brisbane's Beethoven and Bluey composer, Joff Bush. I acknowledge the traditional owners of the land on which Bunjil Place stands and respectfully recognize the Elders, both past and present. Join The Heelers in their first live theatre show created just for you with puppetry, live actors and iconic Australian sets. Architecture Media acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land and waters of Australia. As Boon Wurrung Elder Arweet Carolyn Briggs explains, “This land will always be protected by the creator, Bunjil, who travels as an eagle, and by Waarn, who protects the waterways and travels as a crow. Images: Bunjil Place is one of the largest projects to be undertaken by local government in Australia. Not only can the back-of-house facilities be shared, but the adjacency of different programs enables a fluid approach to how the spaces are used. The architects hope to create a meaningful and welcoming gathering place in a region with the largest number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in metropolitan Melbourne. Spaces range in size for a corporate event, wedding or small private meeting. We write side by side and acknowledge that our values and perspectives are not always shared, but that we respect and give space to our differing views. #ShipShipHooray is back for a big week of fun in the #BunjilPlacePlaza. Bunjil Place 2 Patrick Northeast Drive, Narre Warren. Mini play sets include Bingo’s Playroom and Bluey’s Park and you’ll be able to jump in the car with Bluey with the iconic family 4WD, the Heeler 4Wheeler, which comes with a Bandit figurine as well as a surfboard and sticker accessories. Image: The name and striking architectural design of the facility were inspired by stories of Bunjil (also known as ‘Bundjil’) the ‘creator’, from our First Nation’s People. The kind that turned Freddie Mercury and his band of misfits into 70s icons. Date of experience: July 2019. 2:42. Artists can make use of both the workshop area and the adjacent gallery space. Helpful. Francis-Jones felt that Bunjil’s welcome message was an apt metaphor for the present and future of the City of Casey. Box Office Phone: +613 9709 9700 NRS: 133 677 TIS: 131 450. My views on the cultural “megahub” were challenged, however, following our site visit and this is why. It was FJMT’s winning entry that prompted the council to hold a public naming competition, with “Bunjil Place” selected as the official name, reaffirming the design intent in a way that sparked further Indigenous engagement. Bunjil Place is located next to an aquatic and recreation centre featuring 50 metre heated pool and gymnasium. The architects hope to create a meaningful and welcoming gathering place in a region with the largest number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in metropolitan Melbourne. However, with community at its heart, Bunjil at its core and the City of Casey having the largest number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in metropolitan Melbourne, a lot more could be done with its programming. John Gollings, Timber-look aluminium flooring – DecoFloor, Finishing joint compound – Sheetrock Dust Control. The library has been well thought out with lovely reading nooks kids love. It was an opportunity to create a place for community participation, a sense of belonging and immense civic pride.” – Nazli Almasirad, National Specification Account Manager at Knauf. Bunjil Place Gallery is a standard regional gallery for Melbourne’s South-East with facilities that are designed to meet and exceed current international museum standards to allow for the loan of objects of national and international significance. The underside of the roof forms of FJMT’s Bunjil Place in Melbourne’s Narre Warren is supported by a woven structure of laminated natural timber, confidently referencing Shigeru Ban. (Earn CPD points.). 18K likes. ”Bunjil Place is the first facility of its kind in Australia, bringing together creativity, entertainment and community. The contemporary, light-filled space adopts leading-edge design principles and celebrates the library as a place for people and books. You can play their game here bit.ly/2GWAJ90 # scratchcoding # younggamemakers … In a confident nod to Shigeru Ban, the underside of the roof forms is supported by a woven structure of laminated natural timber that seems to do the impossible as it pulls down at two points to form a generous civic entry. Email Address (required) These include an outdoor community plaza, an eight-hundred-seat theatre with a full-sized fly tower, a multipurpose black box studio, a function centre, a community library, a gallery, council chambers, a customer service centre and offices for over four hundred staff. Architecture needs to think more deeply about how to incorporate our knowledge systems, our creation stories and our cultural values and protocol into the built environment. The underside of the roof forms of FJMT’s Bunjil Place in Melbourne’s Narre Warren is supported by a woven structure of laminated natural timber, confidently referencing Shigeru Ban. If the building does not properly honour Bunjil, there is a real danger that Aboriginal culture and people are being sentimentalized rather than recognized for the strength of their knowledge and what they offer others. What a great team! Glenn Hester. Other websites are not authorised and may charge significantly higher prices. Both : As non-Indigenous and Indigenous people, we agreed it was important that our voices be differentiated. An invited competition was held and the commission was won by FJMT, a practice well versed in public architecture. There is free parking on site. Both : In terms of its formal expression, there is a tension between structural expression and an interest in materiality at Bunjil Place consistent with FJMT’s impressive body of public projects. An underground carpark frees up the ground space, allowing for public amenities suc h as the community plaza. Bluey’s Big Play – The Stage Show will be a whole new original story written by Bluey’s creator Joe Brumm with amazing new music created by Brisbane's Beethoven and Bluey composer, Joff Bush. Ticket holders it’s good news, tickets already purchased are guaranteed and will be transferrable to the new dates. Bunjil Place timelapse - June to September 2016 by City of Casey. Bunjil Place is a library, a performance theatre, a public gathering space, a place of exhibition, gallery and display, a flexible and experimental space for events, lectures, debate, and celebration, it is a help point, a service center and a place of work and collaboration. It addresses the public not through its facade, but in the way its form wraps around to create a public plaza. An ambiguous architectural expression provides a tangible civic landmark for a community. Bunjil Place Theatre. Vic,  Update 30/3/20: The highly-anticipated Bluey’s Big Play The Stage Show is being rescheduled due to Covid-19 restrictions – but if you were lucky enough to nab tickets, you need to hold on to them. The vast wings sweep back to shelter a north-facing civic space. Adjacent to the existing public swimming pool, a children’s playground connects the two buildings. Almost a third of its current residents speak English as a second language. 18K likes. Bunjil place is a great place to bring children of all ages. Image: Narre Warren. n The Plaza is a programmable space, not a bookable space. Published online: 14 Nov 2018 Both : So what can we learn from FJMT’s Bunjil Place? For example, an Elders’ lounge, yarning circles and informal community spaces with landscape that connects to Country could have been incorporated. As former CEO of Casey Mike Tyler says, “Like Bunjil, who taught everyone to always welcome guests, the project will provide an invitation to all.”. Box Office Phone: lkamphuis wrote a review Jul 2019. Tickets will be on sale again soon. These expressions are not just frivolous form-making experiments but grew out of FJMT’s aspiration to create a meaningful and welcoming gathering place for the community. Christine Phillips, In her 30th year of stand up comedy, there is no doubting our beloved Lady Julia Morris is … What you need to know about the rescheduled Bluey stage show. Product updates, applications and industry news. Combining so many civic functions and cultural events in the one space allows for a richer experience of community life, in a contemporary take on the nineteenth-century town hall. Bunjil Place Library is a stunning three-level library that sets a new benchmark for public libraries in Australia. Image: There are many spaces at Bunjil Place suitable for hire. Bunjil Place is the first facility of its kind, bringing together creativity, entertainment and community in a way that is unparalleled in Australia. CP : In my view, FJMT’s design acted as a catalyst for embedding Indigenous themes beyond the built fabric. A Brisbane house by Anna O’Gorman Architect balances economy with impact, space with sustainability, function with aesthetics. Bunjil Place - Animated fly through by City of Casey. 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