an architecturally significant work of renowned architect Frederick Romberg
Bangerang Cultural Centre is architecturally significant as a work of renowned architect Frederick Romberg (1913-1992).
Romberg was a partner in the innovative firm of Grounds, Romberg and Boyd from 1953 to 1962; and later with Romberg and Boyd. In 1965 Romberg was appointed Professor of Architecture at the University of Newcastle, returning to Melbourne in 1975.
The modest Keeping Place is perhaps the most interesting work from the latter part of his career. Architectural historian, Harriet Edquist has suggested that the Keeping Place, designed after Boyd's death in 1971, could be Romberg's homage to his partner. That such a ground-breaking architect as Romberg was chosen for the Keeping Place project adds to our appreciation of this place as an innovative project ahead of its time.
The form of the building consists of a pyramidal roof on an octagonal base, with a mezzanine level encircled by tree poles.