ANTARCTICA is worked with the Murrindindi Shire Council on the redevelopment of the existing Marysville Visitor Centre into a Community Arts Facility including theatre space, workshops, offices, gallery space and a VIC kiosk.

Working with community user groups and the council, ANTARCTICA has envisaged the art centre as series of movable furniture objects floating in the existing space.

The use of large furniture objects allow for greater flexibility and alternative configurations, adapting to the continually changing nature of the building and community needs.

A new acoustically lined ceiling is suspended within the space to zone off a theatre area which can be closed off into a sealed space. The remaining space is infinitely flexible and provides multiple additional services within the existing building provision.

The design proposes passive sustainable systems which include the increase of natural light through translucent materials and the flexible compartmentalizing. In times of limited use operable wall panels partition off the theatre and reduce the energy costs. While when the theatre is not in use and there is a requirement for an exhibition space walls operate as display boards to exhibit.