The proposed ABC building design connects and responds to the National broadcaster’s cultural and functional requirements and to the Southbank precinct’s urban context. A key organisational objective of the ABC is to co-locate all Melbourne operations under one roof to create a unified, integrated and collaborative environment for ABC staff. The design will enable increased opportunities for knowledge sharing and inter-divisional collaboration, and will position the ABC to better respond to the changing media landscape.
The proposed design is based on a concept which requires the new building and the existing ABC building to be architecturally united as a single entity. In this way, two becomes one.