Bulmba-ja awarded Building of the Year (June 2020) - Misc. AU
Bulmba-ja awarded Building of the Year (June 2020)

Bulmba-ja awarded Building of the Year (June 2020)

“Bulmba-ja thoughtfully reimagines an important Cairns contemporary art space. A collaborative design process brought Indigenous perspectives to the fore, and has repositioned the site’s narrative as a culturally responsive place. A new LED art screen façade mediates the tropical climate and sits comfortably alongside a palimpsest of original fabric, celebrating the building’s many lives. The much loved ‘cheese grater’ screen has been repurposed to form a green backdrop to a landscaped public verandah space and yarning circle at street level.”

Words by TPG Architects

“Delight and generosity abound in Bulmba-ja.” - AIA Regional Jury

In early May 2020, TPG received the Regional Commendation and the Eddie Oribin Award for Building of the Year.

Bulmba-ja Centre of Contemporary Art

In addition, our project Cairns Hockey Park Stadium gained an honourable mention.

Cairns Hockey Stadium
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