Client: Federation Square Management
Location: BMW Edge Federation Square, Melbourne Australia
Status: Completed November 2002
Photography: Lab Architecture Studio
Located in the South Atrium of Federation Square, the amphitheater creates a public theatre for spontaneous daily events, casual performances and ticketed performances during festivals. The design was acoustically tuned to provide a space suitable for small to medium sized music and theatre ensembles. The seats, like the interior, are made from reclaimed iron bark timber, a typically Australian material. The project was completed at Lab Architecture Studio.
Federation Square is Australia’s most ambitious cultural and civic precinct completed in 2002. It comprises cultural institutions such as The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia (NGVA), Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) and Special Broadcasting Services (SBS). It has two major public spaces, St. Paul’s Court and the Atrium. It is home to a variety of eating and drinking establishments and is Melbourne’s primary outdoor public space for broadcasting major sporting events, such as the Australian Open Tennis Championships.