Originally designed by Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony Griffin in 1924, Melbourne’s Capitol Theatre has been reopened by RMIT University.
Design Firm: Six Degrees Architects
Builder: Hutchison Builders
Completed January 2019
The historic cinema has been repurposed as an education facility for students studying film and digital media, and it will also be used as a public cultural venue.
Six Degrees Architects and Hutchison Builders completed the multi-million dollar refurbishment, which involved the retention of the iconic geometric ceiling of the cinema and the restoration of the entrance, as well as providing learning spaces for more than 1,000 students, new office and incubation spaces.
All the ceilings and critical heritage elements are overhead, and all the new work comes up underneath.
TCW was delighted to participate in a short overview of the exceptional project with ArchiTel TV you can see below.