21 July 2011

iPhone Application Gives a Voice to Melbourne’s Buildings

Launched today at Federation Square was a new iPhone application walking tour about Melbourne architecture called The Sound of Buildings.

Held Fed Square's Atrium the event was hosted by Melbourne Open House Ambassador and face of Grand Designs Australia, Peter Maddison, and speakers included Major Projects Minister, Denis Napthine, Cox Architecture Director Patrick Ness, Associate State Government Architect, Jill Garner, and State of Design Festival Creative Director, Kate Rhodes.

About The Sound of Buildings:

The Sound of Buildings features audio interviews with the designers, builders and users of ten iconic Melbourne buildings including AAMI Park Stadium, the Royal Exhibition Building and Federation Square and can be downloaded free from the Apple app store. The tour is being released as a part of the upcoming State of Design Festival starting this Thursday 21 July and will coincide with the Melbourne Open House weekend from 30- 31 July.

The tour takes the listener 'behind the walls' of the buildings and give a unique insight into how it was designed and built and what it is like to work there featuring more than 40 interviews. In what may be a first children were interviwed to get their reactions to the buildings (see below for more info and a list of buildings).

This app is for those people who have walked past a building and wondered "what were they thinking?".

For more information contact:

Lydia Richards, Tel: 0435 968 427 or lydia.richards@mpv.vic.gov.au or Jeremy Gronow, Tel: 0402 458 016 or jeremy.gronow@mpv.vic.gov.au

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