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A walk through the Melbourne Entrepreneurial Centre with IndesignLive

Architectus Senior Associate Brett Simmonds and IndesignLive Editor, Alice Blackwood discuss embracing an environment of innovation at the Melbourne Entrepreneurial Centre (MEC).

The centre brings together partners Melbourne Accelerator Program (MAP) and Translating Research at Melbourne (TRaM) in a free flowing workspace over three levels. It is designed to be hyper flexible and “hackable”- able to mould to varied working styles and facilitate everything from pitch nights to hackathons, masterclasses, workshops, non-timetabled teaching and learning, all in the name of entrepreneurialism and innovation.

The Melbourne Entrepreneurial Centre is a key component of the University of Melbourne’s world-class innovation precinct Melbourne Connect which opened earlier this year. Architectus is proud of being the Univerity’s advisors on the overall development since 2015 and alongside the Melbourne Entrepreneurial Centre.

“Everything about MEC, is designed to be hyper flexible and “hackable”, but with the intent of keeping mess to a minimum. So anyone might change the space to suit their needs, while also leaving barely a footprint behind” said Architectus Senior Associate Brett Simmonds.

“As you move through the spaces they reveal themselves,” says Simmonds, who applied smart, simple gestures such as dichroic film partitions to keep things fun and energised. “These little things play with reflections [so] you’re seeing things in different lights.”

Read the full story on IndesignLive here.

Learn more about MEC here.


Melbourne Entrepreneurial Centre MEC Flexible Space