What should replace the Stirling Rotunda?

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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:

  • Accommodate 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 accommodate 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

Initial public consultation has now closed and the first design concepts are being drafted informed by your responses. Once the Council has reviewed the draft concepts, the final designs will again open for public consultation.


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:

  • Accommodate 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 accommodate 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

Initial public consultation has now closed and the first design concepts are being drafted informed by your responses. Once the Council has reviewed the draft concepts, the final designs will again open for public consultation.


Your Say on the New Facility

Due to the significant and increased use of the lawn area for events and community use, staff would like input from the community and the users of the space to determine what best to replace the rotunda with, whether that be exactly the same or of a different size, structure or location.

The initial public consultation has concluded.