Open House Melbourne

Designing Cultural Spaces & Precincts

Saturday 27 July, 3pm

Southbank Theatre, The Sumner

Join the leading architects behind some of the Melbourne Arts Precinct’s most iconic buildings, as they discuss the evolution of our creative neighbourhood, and reflect upon the art of designing cultural spaces.

This talk will run for approximately 45 minutes

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Overview

What makes a cultural precinct sing? How do you design a theatre or concert hall for the 21st century – and beyond? And how does an architect harness Melbourne’s chaotic creativity to bricks and mortar?

Join the leading architects behind some of the Melbourne Arts Precinct’s most iconic buildings, as they discuss the evolution of our creative neighbourhood, and reflect upon the art of designing cultural spaces.

This special event, hosted by Melbourne Theatre Company and the University of Melbourne’s Faculty of Fine Arts and Music, features Meaghan Dwyer (John Wardle Architects), Ian McDougall (ARM Architects) and Kerstin Thompson (Kerstin Thompson Architects) in conversation with journalist Ray Edgar.

Facilitator
Ray Edgar (art & design commentator)

Panellists
Meaghan Dwyer, John Wardle Architects (Ian Potter Southbank Centre & Melbourne Conservatorium of Music)
Ian McDougall, ARM Architecture (Southbank Theatre & Melbourne Recital Centre)
Kerstin Thompson, Kerstin Thompson Architects (The Stables)

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair Accessible

The Sumner

140 Southbank Boulevard

Southbank, Victoria 3006