Melbourne Conservatorium of Music is Australia’s oldest and most prestigious music institution. As a faculty of The University of Melbourne, its home had been Melba Hall in Parkville for more than a century. With the Ian Potter Centre’s development in Southbank, its new residence would be within one of the most distinguished city’s arts precinct buildings.
Within the new purpose-built building, the Conservatorium needed to identify itself to both students and the public and guide visitors through the impressive performance and academic spaces designed by John Wardle Architects (JWA).
Diadem was selected to be a vital part of the consultant team and given a clear objective: announce the Conservatorium’s arrival and provide a thoughtfully designed and intuitive wayfinding solution that would suit a broad range of users with multiple destinations throughout the building.