By Tim Dawkins | 23 Aug 2016

Urbis has helped Edith Cowan University (ECU) to become the first university in the world to acquire a Spiegeltent.

The Edith, as it will be known, is one of just a handful of Spiegeltents in the world. The unique handmade venue will be housed on ECU’s Mt Lawley Campus and used by the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA).

WAAPA’s acting, production and stage management students, lighting and sound engineers, and design students will all benefit from the Spiegeltent.

It will accommodate up to 300 people and while it will be used by students by day, it will be a venue for plays, musicals, cabarets, comedy and much more by evening.

Urbis lodged the Development Application on behalf of ECU and subsequently achieved the Development Approval.

Tim Dawkins, town planner at Urbis, said: “We’re proud to continue our relationship with ECU, supporting the growth and development of their Mt Lawley and Joondalup campuses.

“Urbis are experts in the tertiary education sector having also provided multidisciplinary advice in planning, landscape and property economics for UWA, Murdoch and Curtin over the past 12 months. The arrival of the Spiegeltent is an exciting development for the university and the wider community.”

See more detail about the Spiegeltent on ECU’s website.