Melbourne Now!

with McBride Charles Ryan

The brief for Community Hall was to provide a functional space for performance, workshops, and a catwalk fashion parade capable of seating audiences of up to 140 people. It was to span the duration of the National Gallery of Victoria’s Melbourne Now! Exhibition, the largest in its history. The idea of the exhibition was to attract non gallery goers, so it was required to be inclusive to the greater public of Melbourne. The Community Hall takes the form of a circle, a symbol of inclusion. The structure is simultaneously diverse and cohesive, embracing multiple ideas to create an eclectic collection of forms, colours, and textures, creating a contemporary symbol of Melbourne’s diverse and multifaceted culture.

I worked on this project during the schematic design design stage. I was responsible for testing design options, proposing materiality, and studying feasibility.

— Awarded AIA Victoria Small Project Architecture, 2014
Unrolled elevation Exploded axonometric Plan detail Floor plan Photograph of completed pavilion