A Prelude…in Colour


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Join us for a conversation about colour in architecture with Matthias Sauerbruch—director of internationally recognised, Berlin-based architecture firm Sauerbruch Hutton.

From their earliest projects such as the “L House” in London (1990 – 1992), to their award-winning “GSW Headquarters” in Berlin (1995 – 1999) to their more recent “M9 Museum District” in Venice-Mestre—Sauerbruch Hutton have not been shy or restrained in their use of vibrant and sophisticated colours as part of their architectural language. Their facades and interiors are often patterned, accentuated and foregrounded with variegated tones and hues.  

In conversation with Professor Donald Bates, hear from Matthias as he takes us through the use of one of architecture’s often under-represented qualities and attributes.

Whilst in Melbourne, Matthias will also be delivering a Dean’s Lecture at the Melbourne School of Design on Tuesday, 21st March. 

This event is presented in association with ABP and the Melbourne School of Design.

Wominjeka (Welcome). We acknowledge the people of the Eastern Kulin Nations as the traditional custodians of the land on which we meet. We pay our respects to the land, their ancestors and their elders—past, present and to the future.