What should replace the Stirling Rotunda?

The rotunda in Stirling was recently damaged in a vehicle accident, and subsequently had to be demolished. Council is now seeking design ideas and community input into what a new replacement facility might be.

Background

The rotunda located on the Stirling Library lawns was damaged in a car accident on 6 August 2018 and due to the significance of the damage, was required to be demolished.

The rotunda was built by the Stirling Apex Club as a Centenary of Federation project in 2001.

Community groups have been instrumental in the initial build of the rotunda and its dedication as a memorial as well as ongoing maintenance of the rotunda. The Stirling Library lawn is a very popular space with the community for passive recreation and events. With increasing demand on this space for events, it is a good time to review how the space is used and what facilities would best support the continued use by the community.

Early engagement

Current conversations have highlighted the following for consideration:

  • Accomodate for the growing / changing role of the library and include greater connection and integration of design between the inside and the outside.
  • Ensure the facility has power and WiFi access points.
  • Potential functionality for musical performances and presentations.
  • Include a functional ‘backdrop’ for a stage/amphitheater while also allowing an open line of sight across the space for traffic travelling in from Aldgate and driving through Stirling.
  • A multi-purpose facility, with it being less of a rotunda and more an amphitheater
  • Creatively include any new protection measures that need to be installed (i.e. ‘artistic’ bollards / Stirling Spheres).
  • Location/placement to accomodate current and future use for events and activities (eg Fringe Events, Markets)
  • Retain as much green space as possible and keep the open feel
  • Recognition that the site gets a very large number of post school youth utilisation.

Get Involved

Share your thoughts and tell us about what you think should be rebuilt on the lawns, it's purpose and location.

  • Leave an idea or comment on our 'guest book' (below)
  • Take our quick survey and provide specific details about its future use, design features and other things to consider

Please note you need to be a registered user to take the survey, please sign in or register here


The rotunda in Stirling was recently damaged in a vehicle accident, and subsequently had to be demolished. Council is now seeking design ideas and community input into what a new replacement facility might be.

Background

The rotunda located on the Stirling Library lawns was damaged in a car accident on 6 August 2018 and due to the significance of the damage, was required to be demolished.

The rotunda was built by the Stirling Apex Club as a Centenary of Federation project in 2001.

Community groups have been instrumental in the initial build of the rotunda and its dedication as a memorial as well as ongoing maintenance of the rotunda. The Stirling Library lawn is a very popular space with the community for passive recreation and events. With increasing demand on this space for events, it is a good time to review how the space is used and what facilities would best support the continued use by the community.

Early engagement

Current conversations have highlighted the following for consideration:

  • Accomodate for the growing / changing role of the library and include greater connection and integration of design between the inside and the outside.
  • Ensure the facility has power and WiFi access points.
  • Potential functionality for musical performances and presentations.
  • Include a functional ‘backdrop’ for a stage/amphitheater while also allowing an open line of sight across the space for traffic travelling in from Aldgate and driving through Stirling.
  • A multi-purpose facility, with it being less of a rotunda and more an amphitheater
  • Creatively include any new protection measures that need to be installed (i.e. ‘artistic’ bollards / Stirling Spheres).
  • Location/placement to accomodate current and future use for events and activities (eg Fringe Events, Markets)
  • Retain as much green space as possible and keep the open feel
  • Recognition that the site gets a very large number of post school youth utilisation.

Get Involved

Share your thoughts and tell us about what you think should be rebuilt on the lawns, it's purpose and location.

  • Leave an idea or comment on our 'guest book' (below)
  • Take our quick survey and provide specific details about its future use, design features and other things to consider

Please note you need to be a registered user to take the survey, please sign in or register here


Do you have an idea or comment about designing a new community facility to replace the Rotunda? Share your ideas and comments below.
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undercover semi circle stage similar to the amplitheatre at scarborough beach WA...but smaller. I liked the rotunda though, either one!

jacquelinebreithaupt about 7 hours ago

The rotunda was an icon. It needs to be replaced with the same design but to withstand impact

jen Vonthien about 16 hours ago

A Wadding pool and a water fountain, would be good for the community,

Turner about 16 hours ago

I think a wadding pool and a water fountain in the centre of it would be good for the community. Like the one in Adelaide but scaled down a fraction !!!

Turner about 16 hours ago

need a new rotunda similar to previous on but updated a little to suit modern taste and ohs

suzzii 3 days ago

Car Parking space for non-council employees

expihe 3 days ago

More car parking space for non-council employees

expihe 3 days ago

A precious open space that doesn't need another structure. The library is an attractive building and having an open lawn leaves the focus on that. Many people use this space, especially young ones and a small structure is hardly a community facility and a large one would totally spoil this site.

GAE 3 days ago

A contemporary platform/amphitheatre, in the far south eastern corner, acknowledging the Apex Club, and paid for by the negligent driver who drove without due care and damaged the old one.

pl55 3 days ago

Rebuild the Rotunda. As it was.
It is Iconic.
It represents Stirling.

Eli 4 days ago

Replace the Rotunda with a Rotunda of the same design and style, using locals with the skills to construct a building of the same quality & design as the original rotunda. The rotunda was an iconic building in Stirling in an enduring style, for this reason I think it should be replaced in that style. The historic area of Stirling is being eroded with modern structures which do not fit with the feel, character and charm of the area. We need to bring that charm and character into Stirling again. This is our opportunity to see how we can use local craftsmen and women to create a high quality Rotunda. To show some respect for our history and those amazing men and women who made Stirling what it is today. Lets not destroy what they did for us. The opportunity is NOW! Use our Local Skills.

EO'C 4 days ago

We loved the rotunda. Keep a similar style please. It was lovely

Georgie 4 days ago

Replace it with another rotunda incorporating some/all of the ideas listed in your email. It was used so much and if extended to include these things would surely increase its use. The area of lawn should not be reduced too much though. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to have our say.
Malcolm and Merle Biggs

Malcolm 4 days ago

Why not just replace the rotunda? It was a lovely little structure, and maybe just replace it with a couple of extra seats in there with the added ability of power supplied in the event of a band or performance in there. Drop screens sounds cool
too.

Mick James - Crafers 5 days ago

We really liked the rotunda, as it gave a nice country feel.
Can it be replaced by another? maybe with drop screens to make it an amphitheater.
Kind regards,
Miranda and Steve Hickman

Miranda Hickman 7 days ago

Please rebuild the rotunda in a similar design . Let's not destroy the village feel
with some modern design!
A rotunda is a reason for the community to meet,shelter and communicate
whether it be for a picnic,art, or musical event .Perhaps musicians,as
in choirs and bands could take advantage of the space!

Milly Molly 7 days ago

Multi purpose structure that can be used as a performance stage for music/theatre/community events and in everyday use can be a picnic shelter in much the same way the old rotunda was. And wifi hotspot! ☺

Shan 8 days ago

Drama

Nassim0205 8 days ago

Choir

Nassim0205 8 days ago

Speakers corner.

Nassim0205 8 days ago