The Central Bank has offered to make an enormous cultural contribution by constructing an art gallery, a museum and a 1000-seat theatre designed for public use. We have located the building such that the public offerings are able to be accessed without compromising the Bank’s operations, with the theatre standing alone on the western part of the site, utilizing the full width of the original Post Office site.
The Central Bank’s primary function is the regulatory and physical control of the nation’s cash, which requires it to operate with a high level of security. On the other hand, it has also demonstrated a commitment to a socio-cultural agenda, which requires public access to its facilities. It is therefore necessary to have a site that gives easy public access as well as good security.
The Central Bank is symbolic of the economic health of the country, and its facilities should strengthen that symbolism.