moshe safdie: music conservatorium at monash university, australia 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

  • Cacophony Hall

    How bizarre that this piece might be thought of as inspired by music…

    Distill, Moshe…distill…!!!

    Chaszr says:
  • This guy built the same piece of architecture in Kansas City. When will clients STOP paying architects to not invent something new?!?!!? How can Saffie be so irresponsible and how can clients be so damn clueless?

    Fred says:
  • wow – this is really bad…..

    charlie says:
  • WOW… the outside is really good but no verry keen on the inside not as i thought it was on the outside i thought it was really good untill i saw what the inside really looked like

    Ellie Broughton says:

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