The Ian Potter Southbank Centre
John Wardle Architects
Year of Completion
The Ian Potter Southbank Centre is a home of the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, accommodating 1,000 music students, with a 400-seat auditorium and 200-seat ground floor studio. With the tactility of the 66,000 handmade Japanese egg-shaped tiles by INAX that prompts one to touch the smooth yet rhythmic surface, to the carefully-positioned apertures that provide a glimpse into the inner workings of the rehearsal and performance process, the design seeks to create connection with musicians, audience members and the passing public alike.