Lyons with Koning Eizenberg Architecture, NMBW Architecture Studio, Greenaway Architects, Architects EAT, Aspect Studios and Glas Urban
University of Melbourne Parkville Campus
Woi Wurrung (Wurundjeri) people of the Kulin Nation
The Student Precinct is the first fully co-created major project in the University’s 169-year history. This means that the voice of the student community is at the centre of the project’s design and development, with more than 20,000 students and staff actively contributing their views, ideas and expertise to inform the planning and design process.
Captured student perspectives are infused into the
raw materiality of the precinct that encourages student ownership and occupation. The careful regeneration of existing nineteenth and twentieth century buildings, creates an inclusive and porous precinct that embeds cultural and heritage connections at the heart of student experience. A responsive series of sustainability strategies around water, urban shade and energy enhance this offering and have resulted in global leading sustainability across new buildings and a new adaptive longevity in heritage ones.
Fundamental to a key student strategy of ‘connection’ are pathways for serendipitous encounters through landscape that add to linear norms of urban design, resolving to create encounters through landscape, culminating in a student amphitheatre at its heart.
Lyons with Koning Eizenberg Architecture
NMBW Architecture Studio Greenaway Architects Architects EAT