An enduring City icon
Built in 1973, The Perth Concert Hall was seen to be state-of-the-art on many fronts. From the brilliant acoustic auditorium, considered to be one of the best in Australia, to the enormous free spans designed by architect Jeffrey Howlett and the choice of materials.
Another unique feature is the stairs that span the full width, leading up to a broad sweeping entrance. Paved with Midland Brick clay pavers, this was the very first commercial paving project undertaken in WA. And 47 years later everything is still in place.
In 2016 this brutalist style building was recognised with the ‘Enduring Architecture Award’, placing it amongst the country’s finest.
Project: The Perth Concert Hall
Year Built: 1973
Client: The Government of Western Australia
Architects: Howlett and Bailey
Builder: Sabemo WA