The next chapter of the Indiana

cottesloe beach

Tattarang acquired the Indiana Teahouse in 2019.

After an extensive community consultation process and architecture competition, Tattarang is taking time to determine its next steps.

Tattarang is considering feedback received and exploring options to provide an Indiana all Western Australians can be proud of.

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Read more about the process so far below.

Indiana over the years

The process to date

In March 2019, Tattarang invited members of the public to share their ideas for the Indiana site and Cottesloe foreshore. Suggestions included a beachside pool, an arts and cultural hub and a greater variety of food and beverage offerings to cater to all tastes and budgets.

11 Australian architecture firms were invited to reflect on this feedback and develop designs for the site. The competition jury, chaired by WA architect Geoffrey London, selected four finalists. These four designs were published online for feedback. 

The four then narrowed to two: Kerry Hill Architects (KHA) and Durbach Block Jaggers (DBJ).

After further consultation, including eight pop-up stalls around Perth, community response was varied:

  • 53 per cent of respondents preferred KHA’s design;
  • 10 per cent favoured DBJ; and
  • 37 per cent voted to keep the existing building.

The jury deliberated on their preferred design and concluded that DBJ best met the design brief and provided the most “memorable reimagining of the site.”

Tattarang congratulates DBJ on its creative interpretation of the brief and unique reimagining of the site. However, at this stage it is exploring other redevelopment options.

Tattarang will consider further design options, and continue its commitment to consult with the community and Town of Cottesloe on the selected option.

What’s next?

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