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Brief Physical Model Cobra: Skin (expansion and contraction) and form inspiration 3D Mass Model: Note: Podium is not complete and model needs to be refined (top heavy, needs to be slimmer) Program Sketches: views of surrounding + evelations


Brief A building that merely responds to the programme is merely a building. A building that responds dynamically to the program allows for potential changes, and has the ability to deliver a responsive and always socio-economically and environmentally appropriate response and as a result exciting architecture. This brief calls for a responsive, informative and dynamic Performing Arts Centre. This project is proposed to be a hybrid response of several directives; bringing the dynamics of Melbourneʼs CBD into the Docklands, blurring the cityʼs edge; as it will endeavor to have the ever-changing drivers (program, skyline and human interaction) of the city informing the architecture and its program. What makes the Melbourne CBD function and how then can we create architecture that will change the way in which a region operates, changes, grows and increases the dynamics of a location? How can architecture become responsive and what drives it? Is it Program, People, Environmental Surroundings or all these contributing factors? How will the architecture illustrate its ever-changing dynamics? Will it be constantly changing based on extrapolated data inputs and how in turn it represents these; through colour, text or graphics, or will the architecture physically expand and contract? How does this then relate to the program, the city and consequently the experiences internally and externally? Produce a design and that will stand out as an icon, something that is immediately identifiable. A design that redefines and gives image to the future of the Docklands, and a design that explores the ways in which it can respond to environmental drivers, context and the city itself, dynamically. The site chosen is dʼAlbora Marina at Victoria Harbour, Docklands, Melbourne. 2 The site is approximately 16410m . The program should consist of: - Performing Arts Centre: - Four internal theatres: Grand Theatre (Opera), Broadway Theatre, Music Theatre and an Educational Theatre. Each theatre is to consist of 1200 seats and have the potential to be altered for different types of performances and their respective requirements as well as their capacities??? - Amphitheatre to house 800+ people. Additional programmatic requirements: - Foyer/Public space - Retail Including Souvenir shops, retail ancillary to the use i.e. bookshops, costume hire and sales, Instrument hire and sale etc. - Restaurant - Bar - Hotel : A 300 room hotel - Apartments 100 2 bedroom and 3 Bedroom apartments and their associated Parking Facilities at a rate of 1 space per apartment. - Parking Facilities for Visitors and Guest generated at 1 to 4 spaces per square metre The Performing Art Centre should be a peopleʼs theatre (influencing/impacting on the dynamism of the architecture, data output and they should have the freedom and opportunity to perform in the vicinity – No licenses need as in Bourke Street). Theatre-goers, visitors and passerbyʼs should be able to engage and participate both as observers and influencing forces of the expressed architecture.


Brief

Physical Model Cobra: Skin (expansion and contraction) and form inspiration 3D Mass Model: Note: Podium is not complete and model needs to be refined (top heavy, needs to be slimmer) Program Sketches: views of surrounding + evelations


Brief Physical Model

Cobra: Skin (expansion + contraction) and form inspiration 3D Mass Model: Note: Podium is not complete and model needs to be refined (top heavy, needs to be slimmer) Program Sketches: views of surrounding + evelations


Diamond grid shape for parts of building which will expand and contract horizontally. (As though the building is breathing)


Brief Physical Model Cobra: Skin (expansion + contraction) and form inspiration

3D Mass Model: Note:

Podium is not complete and model needs to be refined (top heavy, needs to be slimmer) Program Sketches: views of surrounding + evelations


North View: Form allows for northern light to access all regions of tower.


South View


East View


West View


View from Top (north) looking down at an angle.


North Perspective


East Perspective


Begining


Brief Physical Model Cobra: Skin (expansion + contraction) and form inspiration 3D Mass Model: Note: Podium is not complete and model needs to be refined (top heavy, needs to be slimmer)

Program Sketches: views of surrounding + elevations



Progress