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Snøhetta and NH Architecture Win Competition to Reimagine Arts Center Melbourne’s Theatre Building

-We’re extremely proud and deeply honored to be designated as the winners of this highly prestigious project alongside our good friends at NH Architecture. Cultural projects have been at the core of Snøhetta’s practice since our foundation and we’re thrilled to embark on yet another big cultural project in Australia, says Founding Partner of Snøhetta, Kjetil Trædal Thorsen.

-For decades, The Arts Center Melbourne has been a cultural beacon of the vibrant and cosmopolitan city of Melbourne. It’s with great respect for the past and high ambitions for the future that we’re taking on the task of reimagining this culturally significant landmark. One of our strongest architectural ambitions is to physically open the building up. By doing so we can create a more democratic building, a building which is more welcoming and publicly accessible, he adds.

The Arts Center Melbourne is a performing arts center in the Melbourne Arts Precinct that welcomes more than 3 million visitors a year. Each year, the arts center stages more than 4,000 performances and public events.