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Safdie Architects are making their debut down under with a dynamic new music conservatorium at Monash University in Melbourne. The multi-purpose musical hub will include a jazz club, recording studios, a cafe, auditorium, and plenty of practice space for aspiring music students. The center's open steel and glass unit is inviting and bright for the public to enjoy, while the auditorium's curved and layered form echoes that of the great Sydney Opera House.
The 500-seat recital hall inside the new conservatorium has surround seating and state of the art acoustic-sensitive walls, allowing for the biggest and best sounds to project throughout the hall. A dual-leveled outdoor courtyard connects the auditorium to the rest of the building, perfect for outdoor practice or enjoying the gardens during intermissions.
The building's green landscape leads to an additional outdoor amphitheater that also connects to the main student sidewalk. The open design allows for students to easily enjoy this new building and experience music indoors and out.
[via design boom]