melbourne-based searle x waldron architecture has recently completed the annexe for the 'art gallery of ballarat' within the city of ballarat, australia. a dramatic roof form extends beyond the building's footprint, addressing alfred daekin place and the historic camp street. comprised of a linear composition of timber struts, the canopy filters dappled daylight onto the ground plane while
framing outward views of the encompassing campus. the multi-purpose space accommodates talks, workshops, installations and gallery events. an operable glass facade may be opened, transforming the area into a bandstand for concerts to the public.