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moshe safdie: music conservatorium at monash university, australia
oct 29, 2012
moshe safdie: music conservatorium at monash university, australia


‘music conservatorium’ by safdie architects, melbourne, australia
image © safdie architects

marking their first project in australia, american firm safdie architect’s ‘music conservatorium’ on monash university’s campus will
add a vivacious new center of music and culture extending to the greater melbourne area. the project can be considered in two parts:
the reception and lobby space between two mirrored concave precast concrete walls with a large full-height atrium, houses the jazz club,
cafe, restaurant, department offices, support spaces, forty individual practice rooms and recording studios. large steel trusses and glass
surfaces create an elevated transparent space that invites visitors inside in a semi-public area.

the 500-seat recital hall boasts a more vertical language, composed of curved solid forms that control the levels of light in the
performing areas and multipurpose auditorium. the exterior contains a green landscape with an amphitheater connected to monash walk,
a large promenade where most pedestrians circulate.


curved shell of the theater
image © safdie architects


transparent lobby and reception facing monash walk
image © safdie architects


central atrium
image © safdie architects


recital room
image © safdie architects


jazz club/cafe
image © safdie architects


recording studio
image © safdie architects


500-seat recital hall
image © safdie architects

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