You can now take a virtual walking tour of The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) and other iconic Melbourne buildings with the launch of the Sound of Buildings Vol 2 iPhone application.
The application, which includes interviews with haematologist and Chairman, RCH medical staff association Dr Chris Barnes, RCH patient Illario Franco and Bates Smart Director Kristen Whittle, walks you through the engaging elements of the new RCH building and what it means to staff, patients and families.
In his audio interview for the application, Dr Chris Barnes says the new RCH has a far greater sense of air and natural light. ”You can see in the kids and the families when they come in, they’re all looking around and it’s really a pleasant place to be.”
The Sound of Buildings application, which is free and available now in the Apple iTunes store, also takes you behind the walls of the State Library of Victoria, Hamer Hall, Old Treasury Building and the Shrine of Remembrance, among others.
Open House Melbourne ambassador and host of the popular television show Grand Designs Australia, Peter Maddison said the app was part of Melbourne’s love affair with great buildings.
“The Sound of Buildings is a celebration of Melbourne’s unique architecture and built heritage. It gives people a deeper level of understanding and context about our buildings as well as highlighting their diversity,” Mr Maddison said.
Click here for more information or to download the Sound of Buildings Vol.2.