The Melbourne Theater Company

The Melbourne Recital Center and adjacent Melbourne Theater Company is amongst the most visually progressive works in great modern architecture of the world.

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The Melbourne Recital Center and adjacent Melbourne Theater Company is amongst the most visually progressive works in great modern architecture of the world. And, that is why, these future-forward buildings have been honored with the 2009 Victorian Architecture Medal, a prestigious honor for firms like Ashton Raggatt McDougal who designed these.

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While the exterior of the Melbourne Theater Company buildings focuses on form much moreso than function, the heart of these state-of-the-art theaters is rooted in sound acoustic principles. Outside, bright neon-styled beams wrap around these buildings in a skeletal fashion, while behind it flourescent streaks and dark metal frames give the buildings strength. The theaters themselves are a sight to behold. One theater is a continuation of the vivid, fluorescent exterior – it’s black setting and pink magenta character wrap around a central stage with an unabashed style. The next theater features a breathtaking, natural texture of driftwood (check the photo in the gallery below) that encases the walls in a symmetrical but organic design.

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TheBlogIsMine congratulates Ashton Raggatt McDougal with this awesome work. Dear readers, check the gallery below after the jump. [ARMArchitects via TheCoolHunter]

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