Situated in the heart of Melbourne, Sound Stage 6 is a high-performance industrial building designed to provide a world-class facility for Australia’s screen industries, including film, television and gaming.
The simple barrel-vaulted building form of Sound Stage 6 corresponds with the existing sound stages of the complex to complement the identity and branding of the precinct. However, its scale and the expression of its adjoining office building allows Sound Stage 6 to be viewed as Docklands Studios Melbourne’s showpiece, reflecting the professional and technical facilities provided within the sound stage, production and administration spaces.
The highly technical building provides a large clear-span space with a 17-metre-high gantry, wet-stage facilities, high acoustic performance, and optimal load bearing conditions for Docklands Studios Melbourne’s flagship facility, while a splash of pink continues the site-wide wayfinding theme which gives a nod to Andy Warhol’s celebrated artwork of the screen icon, Marilyn Monroe.
Clare Fairey, Lead Interior Designer
Elise Fancourt, Architect
Isaac Mortimer, Visualisation Artist
Jason Embley, Principal
Joshua Stellini, BIM Coordinator
Neil Stonell, Managing Partner
Robert Ventresca, Project Architect
ARUP, Acoustic Engineer
Introba (Formerly Integral Group), Services Engineer
Tract, Landscape Architect
WSP Australia, Structural Engineer