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Populace

Populace explores how interior architecture can be used to create a community environment that offers integration opportunities for different ethnic groups. It achieves this by creating a hybrid activity space that affords different ethnicities a chance to celebrate their culture, while simultaneously learning and engaging other cultures. The site is The Old Grand Theatre on Paisley Street in Footscray in Melbourne’s West, and the focus is on the community of Footscray. It achieves this aim by integrating various performative programs as well as folding the street into the interior of the former theatre.

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Edward Mushi
Populace
2013

The dance studio cantilevering above the space below can be used for dance practice of be part of a performance.

Edward Mushi

The theatre as seen from the mezzanine level which also provides access to the administration office and dance studio.

Edward Mushi

The third level viewing platform provides a different vantage point to the rest of the activity space.

Edward Mushi

Reception and coffee kiosk on the foyer of the theatre which is also links the street outside and the theatre.

Edward Mushi

Section through the space showing the adaptive insertion juxtaposed against the old building fabric.

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