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RMIT Design Archives

Architect: Sean Godsell Architects 2012

City of Melbourne | C12

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Building Description

Founded in 2007, the RMIT Design Archives is part of a vibrant research hub in the city of Melbourne. It sits adjacent to the Design Hub building on the north-west corner of Victoria and Swanston Streets, Melbourne on the former Carlton United Brewery (CUB) site. The two buildings form “Building 100” which was awarded the Victorian Architecture Medal and the William Wardell Award at the 2013 Victorian Architecture Awards. The RMIT Design Archives (RDA) actively collects material relating to Melbourne design from the twentieth century onwards, and holds a unique place among Australia’s collecting institutions for its exclusive focus on design practice across all disciplines. It holds exemplary collections of many of Melbourne’s most important and influential post-war designers, and it is through their records that we can begin to reveal the archaeology of a creative city. The Archives and its staff support research into Melbourne’s designed environment, design professions and practices by providing access to a diverse range of digital and analogue records. Located within the Design Hub, the RDA publishes a biannual Journal about Australian architecture and design, contributes to academic and exhibition research, and hosts a range of programs, including practice-based research programs for students.

What's On

A guided tour, including special viewing of the Archives collections with Ann Carew, Curator Officer and Simone Rule, Archives Officer.

Need to Know

  • Open: Saturday 27 July 10am–3.30pm

  • Tour Type: Bookings Required, $5

  • Tour Details: Tours at 10am, 11.30am, 1pm and 2.30pm running 40 minutes in groups of 25

  • Access: Fully accessible, all ages

  • Building Type: Education

  • Architecture Era: Contemporary (2001- current)

  • Transport: Tram stop 7: RMIT University – Swanston St/Franklin St on routes 1, 3/3a, 5, 6, 8, 16, 64, 67, 72

  • Photo Credit: 1 Robert Pearce, 2 Georgina Matherson, 3 Frederick Romberg

Location

154 Victoria Street, Carlton VIC 3053, Carlton VIC

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