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Media Architecture in Knowledge and Innovation Districts: Designing a Canvas for Research, Culture and Collaboration

Niels Wouters, Tim Hunt, Olga Dziemidowicz, Rose Hiscock, Frank Vetere

Proceedings of the Media Architecture Biennale 2018 | ACM | Published : 2018


Emerging economic and demographic trends stimulate universities across the globe to promote better connections with industry, governments and communities. By clustering within Knowledge and Innovation Districts (KID), they are able to respond more quickly to societal and scientific challenges. Architecture is crucial in driving their success by providing spaces that encourage convergence, connectivity and proximity. In this paper, we report on the design process of a media façade for a new KID within Melbourne Innovation Districts. We analyze our process through the lens of client and design team, and illustrate how vision and motivation translate into tangible design outcomes. Our insight..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The authors thank The University of Melbourne, Science Gallery Melbourne, Melbourne Connect and the Carlton Connect Initiative, LendLease and WoodsBagot for supporting this research. We also like to acknowledge and thank ARUP for their collaboration and granting permission to reproduce the artist impressions.