Conversation: New Architecture Building Melbourne University

By ABC By Design
ABC Radio National’s By Design talks to Tom Kvan, Dean of Architecture, Melbourne University, and architect John Wardle, about their new partnership to design and build the new architecture building at Melbourne University. Also in this partnership is Boston-based practice Office dA. This Conversation will discuss the recent Workshops the group has had. The project was awarded to John Wardle and Office dA after a worldwide competition that attracted 132 entrants.
18 November 2009
ABC Radio National’s By Design is a program about how we shape our world - a vibrant show about people and the things that surround us.
 From the cities and buildings we live in to the cars we drive and clothes we wear, the program deals with architecture and material culture, the politics of the built environment and design - all through the prism of our daily lives.
 It explains how, through the creative process, human ideas take on tangible form and designers reinvent the world to keep pace with its changing needs and desires, lifting the quality of our lives.
The program explores how design -- the way things look, feel and function -- reflects social change; what the decisions we make as consumers of architecture and everyday objects tell us about who we are.