This project included a major refurbishment to the existing ground and third floor levels of the Thomas Cherry Building. The aim was to cater for two and three dimensional art works and meet the theoretical and practical needs of the GCCMC.

The new accommodation includes flexible undergraduate teaching laboratories, postgraduate research laboratories, specialist storage spaces, exhibition entry, and staff administration offices and meeting rooms.

The design integrates the specific spatial requirements for teaching and conservation processes, with complex specialised services equipment. A new ground-floor building facade provides a playful and engaging intervention to Swanston Street across from the Ian Potter Museum of Art.

Awards:

AIA Victorian Architecture Awards: Educational Architecture
2017

AIA Victorian Architecture Awards: COLORBOND® Award for Steel Architecture Commendation
2017

Project Status:

Completed

Date:

2015

Gross Floor Area:

860 sqm

Client:

The University of Melbourne

Consultants:

Aurecon

General Contractor:

United Commercial Builders

Photography:

Emily Bartlett