Try a new search >
   
 
      Slideshow      
   
   -   The RAIA National Award for Interior Architecture
   -   Marion Mahony Interior Architecture Award



The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia at Federation Square
by LAB + Bates Smart Architects [Lab architecture studio in association with Bates Smart Melbourne (Peter Davidson and Donald Bates)]

            

IN THE ARCHITECTS WORDS

NGVA presents the National Gallery of Victoria’s collection of Australian art with gallery exhibition areas of approximately 7,000m2 in a building of with a total area of 14,250m2. The building showcases each part of the collection: on the ground floor aboriginal and Torres Strait Islands’ work, nineteenth and twentieth century art on Level 2, and contemporary art, photographs, prints and drawings, fashion & textiles and special exhibitions on Level 3. The scope of the commission was comprehensive, involving not only the design of the building itself, but the gallery interiors, the laying out of all secondary
 
 

(temporary) walls, exhibition design for the first hang including the selection of colours and paintings of walls, the development of the building’s identity and a specific graphic typeface, the design of fixtures, fitting, counters, gallery and public furniture and multimedia housings, retail fit outs for the gallery shop and Level 3 café. The scope of work extended to detailed involvement in the first collection hang: in the positioning and layout of art within galleries, the detailed spatial layouts for the ‘fieldwork’ exhibition, and the construction of specific visual narratives with the collection.
 
DETAILS

Location
Melbourne, VIC
Architect
LAB + Bates Smart Architects [Lab architecture studio in association with Bates Smart Melbourne (Peter Davidson and Donald Bates)]
Contact address:
Project Team
Project architect: Peter Davidson, Lab Architecture Studio
Project architect: Donald Bates, Lab architecture studio
Project architect: Roger Poole, Bates Smart
Project architect: Robert Bruce, Bates Smart
Design architect: Peter Davidson, Lab architecture studio
Design architect: Donald Bates, Lab architecture studio
Design architect: James Murray
Design architect: Mat Foley
Project manager: Dick Roennfeldt, OMP
Project manager: CCS
Project manager: Louise Tozer, Lateral Projects and Development
Project manager: Stephan Payne, Bonnacci Winward
Developer: Dick Roennfeldt, Victorian State Government and Melbourne City Council
Structural consultant: Stephan Payne, Bonnacci Winward
Electrical consultant: DAve Worland, AHW
Mechanical consultant: Dave Worland, AHW
Hydraulic consultant: Dave Worland, AHW
Interior designer: Peter Davidson, Lab Architecture Studio in association with Bates Smart Melbourne
Lighting consultant: Andre Tames, Lighting Design Partnership
Acoustic consultant: Peter Fearnside, Marshall Day Acoustics
Services consultant: Dave Worland, AHW
Environmental consultant: Patrick Bellew, Atelier Ten
Quantity consultant: Sian McKenna, WT Partnership
Quantity consultant: Francis Tione, Donald Cants Watts & Corke
Communications consultant: John Warwicker, Tomato
Communications consultant: DAvid Crampton, Gary Emery Design
Programming consultant: Tracy Brunstrom & Hammond
Programming consultant: Louise Tozer, Lateral Projects and Development
Builder: Multiplex Constructions
Multimedia: CDP Media
Multimedia: Rutledge Engineering
Fire Engineering: David Barber, Ove Arup & Partners
Photographer: Shannon Pawsey
Photographer: Trevor Mein
Photographer: Peter Clarke
Other Team Members : Tony Allen, Richard Brenchley, Greg Bray, Mardi Doherty, Olda Kurdiovsky, Casimar Zdanius, Stephen Javens, Fulvio Facci, Jenny Yim, Dylan Ingleton, Tim Hill, Roger Chapman, David Shultis
Entered
2003


Photographs by Shannon Pawsey, Trevor Mein & Peter Clarke, text by LAB + Bates Smart Architects [Lab architecture studio in association with Bates Smart Melbourne (Peter Davidson and Donald Bates)]

Link directly to this award entry: http://dynamic.architecture.com.au/awards_search?option=showaward&entryno=20033023

architecture.com.au is the website of The Royal Australian Institute of Architects