The Melbourne Recital Centre and Melbourne Theatre Company’s (MTC) buildings designed by Australian architects Ashton Raggatt McDougal, in collaboration with Arup (acoustic design) and Bovis Lend Lease (construction), the building consists of five different halls.
Melbourne Theatre Company’s new building comprises the 500 seat theatre Sumner Theatre and more intimate Lawler Studio for small-scale works. To eliminate external noise, the building is surrounded by 250mm of concerete, mounted on 38 steel springs. An entirely timber interior turns the hall into an instrument in itself adding an architectural bass to performances.
Architects Designer: Ashton Raggatt McDougal
Acoustic Design: Arup
Construction: Bovis Lend Lease
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Photo Credits: John Gollings