Melbourne: Shrine of Remembrance (Australia)

Shrine of Remembrance

Birdwood Ave, Melbourne VIC 3001

A.R.M. (Ashton Raggatt McDougall) (2003 and 2014)

 Shrine of Remembrance by ARM 02_Stephen Varady Photo ©

Ashton Raggatt McDougall (A.R.M.) are always rigorous in their research, engaged with their clients and sites, and totally committed to their design processes. The Shrine of Remembrance Project consisted of 2 phases – Stage 1 (2003) included the Visitors’ Centre, staff offices and lifts and two courtyards with entrances to the undercroft area, and Stage 2 (2014) created two additional courtyards, the Galleries of Remembrance and the education centre.

In explaining Stage 1 the A.R.M. website states that:

‘The Shrine of Remembrance Visitors Centre is quite different to all other projects. From the outset, we decided that if we were to attempt anything brave, then it would have to be something very clever too. If we were to attempt anything courageous, then it would have to be camouflaged by a sparkling humility. If we were to attempt anything spectacular, then it would need to be the spectacle of new generations learning the longing for peace. The new facility includes an entry courtyard to the east and a garden courtyard the west. It has improved public access to the Shrine and provided reception, orientation and education facilities, allowing the Shrine to embrace a new educational role in the community.’ A.R.M.

A.R.M. received state and national Australian Institute of Architects awards for this project and also received the 2016 Australian Institute of Architects Gold Medal.

 

Further Information:

Place: Shrine of Remembrance

Architect: A.R.M. Shrine of Remembrance Visitors Centre (2003) + Additions (2014)

Photographer: Stephen Varady and John Gollings

Review: ArchitectureAU (11 November 2014)

Map: Shrine of Remembrance Map

 

ABOUT STEPHENVARADY_ARCHITRAVELLER

 

ALSO HAVE A LOOK AT STEPHENVARADY_INTERIORTRAVELLER

 

RETURN TO TOP OF PAGE

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s