Select the people’s award winner

ARM Architecture's design.
ARM Architecture's design.

The City received 21 submissions for the design and chose four to develop drawings to be voted on by the public.

The design that receives the most votes will win the people’s choice award, though the final decision on which design will be built will be made by the council.

A performing arts centre in Joondalup has long been proposed.

In 2006, the City bought land on Kendrew Crescent, with a view to building a centre on the site.

The City hired consultants Pracsys to examine the provision of cultural facilities in the northern suburbs.

Pracsys found there was an under-provision of performing arts facilities in the area and Joondalup residents travelled outside the City to attend cultural events.

The cost of a facility has been estimated to be between $58 and $78 million.

To vote, visit Joondalup.wa.gov.au before August 4.

ARM Architecture: ‘Our design hinges on capturing an immutable quality that belongs to the location, the region and the community of that place. This part of the Swan Coastal Plain and in particular the Yanchep-Joondalup chain is an old coastal dune system, over Tamala limestone.’

Cook Robotham Architectural Bureau & Iredale Pedersen Hook: ‘It is our belief, from an observation of life and the part played by places of entertainment and creativity that they should offer themselves as something more than just a collection of ‘set-piece’ experiences.’

Cox Howlett & Bailey Woodland: ‘The central idea framing the concept is the creation of a ‘glistening’, ‘shining’ form. ‘Doondalup’, the Nyoongar word Joondalup is derived from, describes ‘the lake that glistens’ or ‘place of shining’.’

Kerry Hill Architects: ‘Joondalup Performing Arts Centre is conceived as a refined, rectilinear volume for performing and visual arts, literally, an Art Box.’