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RMIT Design Hub

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Exterior of RMIT Design Hub
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RMIT Design Hub, located on the corner of Swanston Street and Victoria Street, is without a doubt one of Melbourne’s most striking buildings.

The building is covered in 17,000 automated circular glass panels – not only do they rotate to suit Melbourne's weather forecast, but they also provide a high level of thermal efficiency. RMIT university uses the building for design research and post-grad students but there’s also an exhibition space to visit and a forecourt at its centre.

The RMIT Design Hub is a Greenstar Certified Project (it’s got its own underground water tank which stores greywater), it won the 2013 International Architecture Award by the Chicago Athenaeum, and you may even remember it from the 2014 Aussie film Predestination (because let’s face it, it certainly wouldn’t look out of place in a time-travelling science fiction thriller).



Address: Building 100
Cnr Victoria & Swanston St
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