We acknowledge the traditional owners and sovereign custodians of the land on which Collingwood Yards is situated, the Wurundjeri people of the Woiwurrung language group. We extend our respect to their Ancestors and all First Peoples and Elders past, present, and future.

Baracco + Wright
Use & ReUse – exhibition and floor talk

20—28 May 2023
Accessible Toilet
Assistance Animal Facilities
Wheelchair Accessible

An exhibition and floor talk documenting an ongoing research project undertaken by MADA Monash Architecture students coordinated by Mauro Baracco (Baracco+Wright Architects) focussed on the mapping of empty buildings in Melbourne

n aiming to bring attention to the amount of and consistently increasing empty buildings, this research aims to test the belief that we require a significant supply of new buildings…while some commentators estimate we do not have enough sand, for example, to build them. To play a role in mitigating climate change and biodiversity loss, could architecture shift its primary concern away from building anew to include land use and resource recovery? Less land taken up, less materials extracted, more materials reused, more land repaired.

Public Floor Talk: Sunday 28 May, 11.30am-1.00 pm

Exhibition open to the public on:

Saturday 20 + Saturday 27 May, 11.00am-4.00 pm

Sunday 28 May, 10.00am-2.00 pm

MADA (Monash Art Design and Architecture) Master students involved with the project: Tomas Ackerley, Saida Bakhsh, Franny Chang, Oliver Dymarson, Lochlan Fraser, Nada Khartabil, Rebecca Mallaby, Isabella Marks, Lauren Martinez, Jackson Miller-Gage, Spencer Xinyu Mu, Jiabao Shao, Heliang Sun, David Zhou

Exhibition and Floor Talk are part of Melbourne Design Week 2023

Presented by MADA, Monash University, and B+W+ at Baracco+Wright Architects, with the support of Collingwood Yards

20 – 28 May 2023

At Baracco+Wright Architects, Level 1 35 Johnston Street, Collingwood




Johnston Street Building
35 Johnston Street
Collingwood Yards
Collingwood, 3066


The Johnston Street Lift, located immediately inside 35B Johnston Street (LG) provides access to levels UG, 1 and 2. 35A Johnston Street provides a footpath and ramp to the Automatic door entrance to level UG. From 35C Johnston Street, there is a footpath and ramp leading to the Johnston Street lift and external staircase.

The only at level access paths to Johnston Street UG are via Entrance 35A Johnston Street or 30A Perry Street. The at level access paths to Johnston Street Building LG are via 35B and 35C Johnston Street. The access path to Johnston Street Building L1 and L2 requires use of the Johnston Street Lift.

Accessible toilets are located within the Johnston Street Building on Level UG and Level 1, toward the western end of the building near entrance 35A Johnston Street. Accessible toilets are also located at the eastern end of the Johnston Street Building on Level LG, near the Music Market co-working space. These toilets are open throughout office and event hours. All accessible toilets are equipped with manual locks, exit buttons and grab rails.

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