Minderoo Group acquired the Indiana Teahouse in 2019.
After an extensive community consultation process and architecture competition, Minderoo Group is taking time to determine its next steps.
Minderoo Group is considering feedback received and exploring options to provide an Indiana all Western Australians can be proud of.
Read more about the process so far below.
In March 2019, Minderoo Group 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:
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.”
Minderoo Group congratulates DBJ on its creative interpretation of the brief and unique reimagining of the site. However, at this stage the Group is exploring other redevelopment options.
Minderoo Group will consider further design options, and continue its commitment to consult with the community and Town of Cottesloe on the selected option.