The second interactive phone app by The Office of Good Design tours ten landmark Melbourne buildings.
The Office for Good Design adds to its Sound of Buildings series of smart phone and tablet tours of architecture with the Sound of Buildings Vol. 2, focusing on ten Melbourne buildings of note. Vol. 1 (launched in July 2011) includes Federation Square, St Paul’s Cathedral, the National Gallery of Victoria and Melbourne Museum.
The Sound of Buildings Vol. 2 has more than forty interviews with architects, historians, builders, users and children, as it takes you on a GPS-guided tour of Melbourne landmarks: Royal Children’s Hospital, Flinders Street Station, Old Treasury Building, State Library of Victoria, Collins Place, Melbourne Terrace Apartments, MCG, Shrine of Remembrance, RMIT Design Hub and Hamer Hall.
Associate Victorian Government Architect Jill Garner said: “The application lets us hear from the people that determine the pattern of this fabric. We hear from those who design, plan, build, use, embrace or criticise – each has something unique to say about the buildings and their experience of them.”
The project is supported by Major Projects Victoria, Arts Centre Melbourne and the Office of the Victorian Government Architect.