Snøhetta and NH Architecture reimagine leisure in Melbourne with AU$479m projects

Norway’s Snøhetta and Melbourne, Australia’s NH Architecture have been appointed to reimagine the Arts Centre Melbourne in Australia.

The building, originally designed by Australian modernist Roy Grounds and completed in 1984, will be redesigned with modern technological advances in mind.

The development of the Arts Centre is being supported by the government of Victoria as part of the AU$208m (US$152m, €132m, £119m) first stage of the transformation of Melbourne’s art precinct.

A new fourth arts campus will connect to the existing theatre building, offering new and exciting spaces for rehearsals and a new tourism attraction for Melbourne – the Australian Performing Arts Gallery.

The development project will also include more than 18,000sq m of new and upgraded public green spaces around the Arts Centre.

Snøhetta and NH Architecture are also currently collaborating on the AU$271m (US$199, €173m, £155m) Melbourne Park development, home of the Australian Open tennis tournament.

Construction is set to get underway on that project in 2019.

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Snøhetta and NH Architecture reimagine leisure in Melbourne with AU$479m projects
Melbourne’s NH Architecture and Norway’s Snøhetta have together been appointed to deliver Arts Centre Melbourne’s vision for the future.