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  7. Melbourne School of Design University of Melbourne / NADAAA + John Wardle Architects

Melbourne School of Design University of Melbourne / NADAAA + John Wardle Architects

  • 18:00 - 23 April, 2015
Melbourne School of Design University of Melbourne / NADAAA + John Wardle Architects
Melbourne School of Design University of Melbourne / NADAAA + John Wardle Architects , © Peter Bennetts
© Peter Bennetts

© Peter Bennetts © John Horner © John Horner © John Horner + 48

      • Design Coordinator

        Stefan Mee (JWA), Arthur Chang (NADAAA)
      • Project Manager

        Stephen Georgalas (JWA), John Chow (NADAAA)
      • Senior Associate

        Meaghan Dwyer (JWA)
      • Project Team (JWA)

        Bill Krotiris, Andy Wong, Jasmin Williamson, Adam Kolsrud, Alex Peck, Barry Hayes, Jeff Arnold, Amanda Moore, James Loder, Sharon Crabb, Yohan Abhayaratne, Rebecca Wilkie, Ben Sheridan, Giorgio Marfella, Kirrilly Wilson, Elisabetta Zanella, Adrian Bonaventura, Genevieve Griffiths, Michael Barraclough, Matthew Browne, Maria Bauer, Anja Grant
      • Project Team (NADAAA)

        Katie Faulkner, AIA; Daniel Gallagher, AIA; James Juricevich, Parke MacDowell, Marta Guerra Pastrián, Tim Wong, Ryan Murphy, Rich Lee, Kevin Lee, Ellee Lee
      • Mechanical/Electrical Engineer

        Aurecon Group
      • Structural/Civil Engineer

      • Landscape Architect

      • Lighting Designer

      • Geotechnical Engineer

        Douglas Partners
      • Project Manager

        Aurecon Group
      • General Contractor

        Brookfield Multiplex
      • Quantity Surveyor

        Rider Levett Bucknall
      • Building Services Engineering and Sustainability Consultancy

        Umow Lai
      • Building Sustainability Comissioning Agent

        A.G. Coombs Group
      • Building Certifier

        McKenzie Group
      • Accessibility Consultant

        One Group ID
      • Acoustic Consultant

      • Heritage Architects

        RBA Architects + Conservation Consultants
      • Audio Visual

      • Security

        Aurecon Group
      • Traffic Engineering

      • More Specs Less Specs
      © John Horner
      © John Horner

      Text description provided by the architects. Following an international design competition JWA and NADAAA were appointed as architects to design the new Melbourne School of Design building for the University of Melbourne. The University embraced the unusual creative relationship proposed between the two practices as collaborative design partners across all aspects of the project. The project integrates the requirements of both the University’s Property and Campus Services and the Faculty.

      © Peter Bennetts
      © Peter Bennetts

      The design process has involved regular briefing meetings, workshops and presentations with various faculty user groups, University Committees and Reference groups. The building design responds to the planning principles set out in the 2008 University of Melbourne Parkville Campus Master Plan.

      Perspective Section 1
      Perspective Section 1

      The building design meets its briefed area and budget targets, comprising of 6 levels (basement plus five levels) and incorporates two lecture theatres, workshop, library, two exhibition spaces, cafe, a series of studios over three levels, a studio hall, and a series of associated academic and professional workspaces captured within the briefed 15,772 m2 GFA.

      © John Horner
      © John Horner

      Central to the design is the Studio Hall, a large flexible space that provides for informal occupation over all times of the day. The Studio Hall is enclosed to the west side by the former Bank of New South Wales façade, and to the east side the Studio Hall overlooks the new courtyard. It is spatially book ended at the east side by the heritage façade of the Elisabeth Murdoch building.

      © Peter Bennetts
      © Peter Bennetts

      The Studio Hall is enclosed by a coffered timber roof that mediates natural daylight and assists natural ventilation. The building has been designed to incorporate a number of innovative structural and services systems that combined with the building’s façade system contribute to achieving the targeted 6 star green star rated building.

      © John Horner
      © John Horner
      Perspective Section 2
      Perspective Section 2
      © Peter Bennetts
      © Peter Bennetts

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      Cite: "Melbourne School of Design University of Melbourne / NADAAA + John Wardle Architects " 23 Apr 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
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