“The building itself, made up of four parallel fingers, is orientated specifically so that it takes in the breath-taking views of Mount Kiera west of the campus”
“The outdoor learning strategies led to extensive improvements to the wider campus’ landscape too. There’s a safer, more natural flow to the pedestrian walkways, upgraded cyclist infrastructure, and a welcoming connections to the surrounding neighbourhoods,” he said.
The Jillian Broadbent Building also harnesses the maximum amount of daylight inside the building whilst also providing shading, glare control and thermal comfort.
A key design feature is the three storey atrium that acts as a connecting space between schools, faculties and the public, which serves as a ‘front of house’ to welcome students, staff and visitors. The atria is an essential part of the building’s design, responsible for harnessing sunlight above the central feature stairway which disperses through all levels of the building.
The building nestles among the native campus landscape below Mount Keira and looks out across the campus eastwards towards ocean views, says Principal Glenn Scott.
“This backdrop provided an idyllic setting for the workplace levels in the
building, creating a sense of calm and connection to the landscape. The use of
full height external and internal glazing creates amazing amenity for the
workplace levels, flooded with natural light and views to the mountains and
ocean beyond,” Glenn said.