- The innovative environment is equipped to host multiple courses and to allow several classes to run simultaneously within the same area.
- Stacked, rectangular spaces for formal learning are perched between the tree-lined Royal Parade and the System Garden.
- Fluid and warmer casual areas form a seamless natural link between the garden and formal learning spaces.
- The renewal of the Tin Alley / Royal Parade corner of the campus – with its own small café and casual gathering spots – extends the collaborative, ground-floor informal learning space.
- A symbolically-rich façade – featuring a series of coloured, textured fins and sunshades that convey the building’s purpose – link all the spaces in one cohesive whole.
“I’m delighted that the building won this award [Prix Versailles - Campus]. It’s testament to the creativity, expertise, quality workmanship, careful thought and general care and team work that characterised the project.”
“The University of Melbourne now has an ‘award winning’ building that is a delight in which to teach, learn and study.”
The @unimelb will prepare the next generation of doctors, scientists, and vets within the new HASSELL-designed life sciences precinct. The design pays homage to the culturally and scientifically important landscape of the historic grounds, which dates back to the university’s founding in 1856. Photography: @earlcarterstudio #unimelb #design #architecture #landscapearchitecture #melbourne #science #landscapearchitecturemonth #wlam2019
A warm, nature-based design that incorporates timber-lined walls and a sweeping timber staircase connecting the informal areas. The Life Sciences Precinct at @unimelb is now open, designed by HASSELL. Photography by @earlcarterstudio #architecture #interiors #landscapearchitecture #design #melbourne #UoM #stairs #universityofmelbourne