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The exterior of RMIT's Building 8 featuring unique navy, green, gold and red patterned surfaces and shapes.

Edmond & Corrigan's RMIT Building 8

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Edmond & Corrigan 1993

Description

RMIT University's Building 8 is a multi-level education exchange engaging in the idea of uniting opposites. It demurs to Melbourne’s built past: memories of Walter Burley Griffin, the Manchester Unity, the Block Arcade, the Shrine et alia are fleetingly seen in its aesthetic. It was described by a national architectural commentator as a building that 'thinks it’s a city.' The building is widely recognised nationally as being distinctly Melbourne in character and ideas.

What's On

Join Claire Scorpo, director at Agius Scorpo Architects and RMIT Architecture and Urban Design lecturer or Stuart Harrison, director on this tour of RMIT University's Building 8 and discover the hidden treasures of the architectural design by Edmond & Corrigan.

In Collaboration With:

  • Claire Scorpo

    Claire Scorpo is the co-director of Agius Scorpo Architects, a dynamic studio with a focus on creating spaces that not only accommodate but enhance the lives of occupants and the broader community. In addition, Claire is engaged in academia as a lecturer for RMIT University's School of Architecture and Urban Design.

  • Stuart Harrison

    Stuart Harrison is an architect and good design advocate. He is a director of Harrison and White, Senior Lecturer in Architectural Design at the University of Melbourne and board member of Open House Melbourne. He has worked extensively in TV, public radio, architectural history and authored three books on housing. He writes for Architecture Australia and HOUSES magazines, and is a former host of the ABC TV show Restoration Australia.

Image: (1) RMIT University Building 8. Photo: Tim Dickson.

Important Details

Time & Date

Saturday 27 July
Tours run 10.30am, 11.30am + 12.30pm
Running for 40 minutes in groups of 30

Bookings required—$7 booking fee applies
First release tickets: 12pm Wednesday 3 July
Second release tickets: 12pm Saturday 6 July

Meet outside the Oxford Scholar, 427 Swanston Street.

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Location

360 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000

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