Inner Worlds: Forum and Public Artwork Launch


Tuesday 20 March 2018

Forum: 5-7pm
Community Hub at The Dock
912 Collins St,
Victoria Harbour, Docklands

Public Artwork
Launch  7-9pm
Knowledge Market Shop 8-10,
892 Bourke St,
Victoria Harbour Docklands

RSVP: thexchange@rmit.edu.au 

Victoria Harbour in Docklands is characterised by its distinctive architecture which houses ‘campus-style’ corporate headquarters and sustainable high-rise apartment complexes. Both of these forms of contemporary architecture are defined by the creation of complete interior environments.

Inner Worlds will be exploring the interior spaces of Victoria Harbour’s ANZ Global Headquarters, Library at The Dock, Aurecon Centre, Lifestyle Working and the residential buildings of 883, 888 and 889 Collins Street. The forum will feature presentations by the buildings’ designers and representatives, who will share an insight into the design methodologies undertaken as part of these iconic spaces. They will be joined by RMIT University academics in the fields of  landscape architecture, design and ethnography to discuss the design intentions and lived outcomes of this new architectural idiom. 

Moderated by Dr Ross McLeod, Program Director of the RMIT Masters of Design Innovation and Technology and Research Leader of The Exchange.

Following the forum we will host the launch of a site-specific public artwork, produced by RMIT Interior Design and Landscape Architecture students, situated on the hoardings surrounding the new ANZ building at 839 Collins Street.

This event is part of Melbourne Design Week 2018, an initiative of the Victorian Government in collaboration with the NGV.


Speaker Line Up

 

ANZ Global Headquarters
Bronwyn Pratt, Senior Associate, HASSELL

Bronwyn holds degrees in Interior Design and the Social Sciences giving her strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills, and an affinity with the complex briefing and engagement process in workplace design projects. She believes creative solutions start with discovering through empathy and understanding people on multiple levels and her skill lies in facilitating carriage of the client brief through a robust design process from inception through to project completion.
Bronwyn has extensive corporate design experience and has been responsible for many workplace projects in Australia including ANZ, Freehills, Maddocks and AXA. Her skills as a project leader and Senior Associate in corporate project briefing and design development through to documentation management. Bronwyn’s key experience lies in the strategic briefing process, both in workshop and interview facilitation, due diligence and client side advisory services during RFP and AfL stages, client management and leading consultant teams.

 

Aurecon Centre
Jeff Robinson, Global Sustainable Buildings Leader, Aurecon

Jeff has worked as a consulting engineer for over 30 years working in London, Ireland and for the last 20 years in Melbourne and overseas.
He has been involved in the design of a wide variety of sustainable building types including offices, residential, industrial, academic and institutional buildings and has worked on projects in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, the Middle East, Europe and America.
He is a passionate advocate for the design of sustainable and healthy buildings, and communities. He is an experienced Green Star Accredited Professional, LEED AP, and Infrastructure Sustainability Professional.
He is a Technical Specialist on the Office of the Victorian Government’s Design Review Panel, a Member of the South Australian Design Review panel, an Alternate Member of the Heritage Council of Victoria and a Member of the Property Council of Australia’s Victorian Sustainable Development Committee.

 

Lifestyle Working
Ken Ng, Associate Director, nettletontribe

 

Melbourne-based Ken Ng is an Associate Director at nettletontribe. He has a keen interest in sustainable design and conservation and helped to deliver the 6 Green Star-rated Workplace 6 as well as the refurbishment of the heritage-listed 11 Barrack Street, Sydney. Ken’s work focuses on commercial master planning, commercial offices, student accommodation and refurbishment architecture.
His extensive portfolio includes student accommodation projects at the Australian National University (ANU), University of Canberra, Victoria University, Deakin University and University of Technology Sydney (UTS). Ken has also been involved with a number of commercial projects including 12 Marcus Clarke Street in Canberra, Lifestyle Working Brookvale, and Lifestyle Working Collins Street.

 

888 Collins Street
Sue Fenton, Senior Associate, Woods Bagot

Sue has 20 years of Interior design leadership experience, working across all sectors of the Global studio. She creates engaging spaces that enhance our built environment, provide a sense of place and enrich the user experience. Sue’s main focus is on design outcomes developed through a collaborative design process, that unleash project potential whilst informed by research. Sue sees design as a multi disciplinary process and engages with the built environment via public art performance and installation design. With beginnings as an artist focussed on whole space Installation, Sue regularly collaborates with artists, filmmakers, musicians and furniture lighting makers.


Library at The Dock
Kerry Clare, Director, Clare Design

Kerry Clare co-founded Clare Design with husband Lindsay in 1979. Kerry and Lindsay are both professors in the School of Architecture and the Built Environment at the University of Newcastle and visiting professors at the Abedian School of Architecture at Bond University. Kerry is also involved in reviewing development applications for the City of Sydney, Randwick City Council and Waverley Council. Lindsay and Kerry Clare were jointly awarded the Australian Institute of Architects’ Gold Medal in 2010.

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