RMIT Design Archives, Design Hub, Building 100, RMIT University
Architect: Sean Godsell Architects
City of Melbourne | C69
Founded in 2007, the RMIT Design Archives is part of RMIT’s 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 some of Melbourne’s most important 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. Located within the Design Hub, the RDA publishes a Journal, contributes to academic and exhibition research, and hosts a range of programs, including practice-based research programs for students.
Need to Know
Open: Thursday 1 January 10am-3pm - Booking required for this building
What's Open: The active archive atrium space, Level 3 study room, Level 1 collection store
Special Note: There is access for wheelchairs with prior notice. Pram parking available and parents will young children are welcome on the condition supervised at all times.
Tour Type: C69
Tour Details: First release Friday 13 July 8:30 am until booked out, second release Friday 20 July 8:30 am until booked out, small booking fee applies. Tours at 10am 11am, 12pm, 2.30pm, running for 30minutes, in groups of 12
Access: Pram accessible, Fully accessible
Building Type: Education
Special Programming: A guided tour, including special viewing of the Archives collections with Ann Carew, Curator Officer, Rickie-Lee Robbie, Collections Co-ordinator and Simone Rule, Archives Officer
Year Built: 2012
Transport: Tram stop 7: RMIT University – Swanston St/Franklin St on routes 1, 3/3a, 5, 6, 8, 16, 64, 67, 72.
Photo Credit: Sean Godsell, RMIT Design Archives exterior, Building 100, RMIT University, c. 2007, photography by Georgina Matherson Sean Godsell, RMIT Design Archives exterior, Building 100, RMIT University, c. 2007, photography by Georgina Matherson Sean Godsell, RMIT Design Archives exterior, Building 100, RMIT University, c. 2007, photography by Georgina Matherson Fraser Muggeridge, Typology Summer School, RMIT Design Archives, RMIT University, 2015 Harriet Edquist, Director, RMIT Design Archives, RMIT University in the RDA Collection store Frederick Romberg, Perspective of Gloucester Apartments, 1946, Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program in memory of Frederick Romberg and Robin Boyd, 2008
154 Victoria St, Carlton VIC 3053, VIC