Multi Media Units
Client: National Gallery of Victoria
Location: Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia Federation Square, Melbourne Australia
Status: Completed November 2002
Photography: Tom Sloan and Lab Architecture Studi
The tilting form adds a playfulness and iconic imagery to the touch screens, which are used to navigate the building as well as the collection. Manufactured from sheet steel, the screen surrounds are treated with a soft touch rubberised finish adding warmth to the material. The units open with the aid of gas pistons for maintenance access. 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.