澳大利亚,墨尔本,表演中心/Ashton Raggatt McDougal

城市有机生长,一些区域繁荣昌盛,随着工业的发展、社会的变化,和经济的变迁,一些区域经过一段时间后不断衰落。有经验的规划师们用不同的维度去观察城市中的不同地点的项目。

Ashton Raggatt McDougal (ARM)建筑师事务所完成了墨尔本演奏中心-墨尔本剧院公司的项目,在原先被废弃的城市的南岸地区。该项目获得了2009年维多利亚省的公共建筑、室内设计和城市设计三个最高奖。

一个国家的最大的两个城市为任何项目而竞赛,墨尔本是不是不像悉尼一样有最好的剧场?我们暂时不去评价伍重设计的悉尼歌剧院,ARM建筑设计,Aurp声学设计的该项目有1000座位和150个包厢座位。Arup的设计者说:“伊丽莎白-默多克厅的建筑和声学的设计都是令人激动的,建筑基于经典的欧洲方盒子式的演奏大厅,并在形状上做了一些改变,让全部观众获得更近的听觉效果和视觉效果。”

墨尔本剧院公司项目有戏剧性的外表:空间中折叠的闪光钢铁管子,弯曲的黑色铝外壳,如同一个表演者在黑色的幕布前进行表演。内部有好几个剧场,夏之剧场有500座,没有包厢和夹层,最有冲击力的元素是“字墙”——引用自70个不同的戏剧,可照亮舞台。项目也包括排练厅,可以用作活动空间或是小型表演。剧场前部还有咖啡和酒吧。—— Andrew j Wiener

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Cities grow organically, and while some areas thrive and prosper, others parts undoubtedly deteriorate over time as industry evolves, social dynamics shift and economies fluctuate. Many accomplished urban designers look at the multi-dimensionality of any city within which they work regardless of where a project is sited.

Ashton Raggatt McDougal (ARM) architects completed the design of the Melbourne Recital Center and the neighbouring Melbourne Theater Company helping to transform the formerly derelict Southbank area of the city to the dynamic district it has now become. The firm has been so successful in their designs of the two buildings that they have been honored with the 2009 Victorian Architecture Medal winning highest accolades in three categories for public architecture, interior design as well as urban design.

In a country where the two largest cities compete for just about everything, is Melbourne set to de-thrown Sydney for a higher quality performance space? Granted we’re not here to critique Utzon’s Opera House, but we are prepared to say that ARM, in collaboration with Arup Acoustics, designed a dynamic and original 1000-seat performance space and 150-seat Salon. “The fusion of architectural and acoustic design throughout the development of Elisabeth Murdoch Hall has produced a visually and aurally exciting hall,” a designer from Arup explains. “Based on the proportions of the classic shoe-box shaped European concert hall, the geometry has been enhanced to provide greater acoustic intimacy and improved sightlines for the entire audience.”

The design for the Melbourne Theater Company begins with the dramatic façade: 3D iridescent steel tubing folds and bends against black aluminum cladding – just as an actor brings performance to life against a dark backdrop. The interior is comprised of the Sumner Theater, a 500-seat hall noticeably without a balcony or mezzanine space, but still allowing exceptional site lines to the stage regardless of where your season tickets land you. The most striking element inside the main theater is the Word Wall – 70 quotes from different plays are illuminated when the stage is dark. The building also houses a full rehearsal hall that can be used as an event space or a smaller performance space, as well as a café and bar at the front of the house. - Andrew j Wiener