EmAGN: Public Architecture in the City (of Melbourne)

EmAGN: Public Architecture in the City (of Melbourne)


EmAGN: Public Architecture in the City (of Melbourne)

Saturday, 25th May 2024, 10.30 am - 12.30 pm

Where: Meet at Testing Grounds
             Emporium: 432 Queen Street, Melbourne, 3000

Members $10
Non-Members $15

EmAGN: Public Architecture in the City (of Melbourne)

Within the City of Melbourne (CoM) exists a uniquely diverse range of public architecture, ranging from contemporary, heritage, developments and public spaces. There is a constant negotiation between the inherited fabric of a city and its value, and the demands of contemporary society. 

Join the Australian Institute of Architect’s Emerging Architects and Graduate Network (EmAGN) for an informative and critical walking tour through one of Melbourne’s most important publicly accessible precincts: the Queen Victoria Market and surrounds. Hear from architects and designers that have helped, and are helping, shape this precinct. An introductory talk will frame the walking tour, before embarking on a targeted tour of completed and future projects around the QVM precinct.

The tour will include a visit through:
- narrm ngarrgu Library and Family Services by Six Degrees with Architect Mastura Mokhtar
- Queen Victoria Sheds Renewal by NH Architecture with Architects Tiffany Tan and Grace McKellar
- Future visioning led by Greg McNally, Manager of QVM Renewal.

This walking tour showcases exemplary architectural works - old and new - that successfully balance complex ingredients to produce a variety of public experiences that are both shared and individual. The tour showcases the variety of public architecture offered within the precinct and examines the spatial relationships between heritage restoration and contemporary demands, infrastructure and the human scale, private developments and our collective rights to the city. Each example visited investigates how architecture, through built form and through shared experience, define our cities and project its future.