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Melbourne Recital Centre and MTC Theatre

challenging exteriors in Melbourne's arts district....

Melbourne Recital Centre and MTC Theatre

On the other side of the block, the Melbourne Recital Centre opts for a bold honeycomb-esque pattern, across both the white exterior and the glass fronted façade; whilst intricate patterns continue right into the wood paneled walls and ceiling of the recital hall itself...

Two distinctly seperate buildings, operating individually…. yet both designed by Ashton Raggatt McDougall architects, the Melbourne Recital Centre and MTC Theatre also occupy the same block of Melbourne’s arts district and continue to split public opinion as much as one another. Pushing convention more than it’s neighbour, the MTC Theatre’s façade is clad with white steel tubing that throws out geometric optical illusions not dissimilar to the works of artist Aakash Nihalani.

On the other side of the block, the Melbourne Recital Centre opts for a bold honeycomb-esque pattern, across both the white exterior and the glass fronted façade; whilst intricate patterns continue right into the wood paneled walls and ceiling of the recital hall itself.

Whether – as some say – the buildings are too brash, too kitsch or too liable to dating… one thing’s for sure, is that these brilliant, challenging exteriors offer Melbourne’s art district a truly iconic character that very few cities can compete with.

Melbourne Recital Centre and MTC Theatre
Melbourne Recital Centre and MTC Theatre
Melbourne Recital Centre and MTC Theatre
Melbourne Recital Centre and MTC Theatre
Melbourne Recital Centre and MTC Theatre
Melbourne Recital Centre and MTC Theatre
Melbourne Recital Centre and MTC Theatre
Melbourne Recital Centre and MTC Theatre
Melbourne Recital Centre and MTC Theatre

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