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24 November 2017
Wearing the Infrastructure City
MPavilion, Queen Victoria Gardens
11 Nov 2017 / 5.00pm to 7.00pm
Wearing the Infrastructure City

Calder Woodburn rest stop, originally designed by BKK Architects. Reinterpreted into wearable form by MADA students Kimberly Botha and Marcus Shanahan. Photo: Matthew Stanton

Join the next generation of Melbourne architects and designers at MPavilion for the unveiling of ‘Wearing the Infrastructure City’ – a reinterpretation of iconic Melbourne infrastructure into wearable form.

Performative display: Saturday 11 November 2017 @ 5pm
Cost: Free, all welcome

Queen Victoria Gardens
St Kilda Rd, Melbourne

It’s a little-known fact that the field of architecture boasts a fabled history of dress-ups. At New York’s Beaux-Arts Ball of 1931, at least two dozen architects came dressed as the buildings they designed including Ralph Walker as the Wall Street Building, William Van Alen as the Chrysler Building, and Leonard Schultze as the Waldorf-Astoria.

Fast-forward to 2017 and students from Monash University Art Design and Architecture (MADA) are collaborating with leading Melbourne architecture practices to translate iconic infrastructure into wearable art forms. Join the students for a runway-show-meets-parade at MPavilion on Saturday 11 November.

Featured infrastructure:

Calder Woodburn rest stop
BKK Architects
Goulburn Valley Highway, Shepparton, Victoria, Australia
Students: Kimberly Botha, Marcus Shanahan

Melbourne Gateway
Denton Corker Marshall
Students: Hsia Yu-Hsia, Si Theng Chiew, Xu Zhang

Round Toilet
Roy Grounds
Students: Rachel Saunders, Athiqah Ummi Salma, Jasmine Lau

Southern Cross Station
Grimshaw Architects
Students: Madeleine Hurst, Melanie Gordan, Christian Santos

Box Hill Gardens
NMBW Architecture Studio
Students: Raisa Kabir, Antony Zoides, Jian Lim

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