Ngoolark Student Services Building / JCY Architects and Urban Designers

Ngoolark Student Services Building / JCY Architects and Urban Designers

© Peter Bennetts © Peter Bennetts © Peter Bennetts © Peter Bennetts + 23

University  · 
Perth, Australia
  • Project Manager

    NS Projects - Stewart Greensmith & Richard Yeoh
  • Structural and Civil

  • Mechanical, Electrical

    Wood & Grieve Engineers (WGE)
  • Hydraulic and Fire

    SPP Group
  • Landscape

    Plan E Landscape Architects
  • BCA

    JMG Building Surveyors
  • Acoustics

    Gabriels Environmental Design
  • ESD

    Umai Low
  • Safety at Heights

  • Façade Consultant

  • Artists

    Andrew Stumpfel and Sohan Ariel-Hayes
  • Public Art Coordinator

    Andra Kins
  • Contractors

    PACT Constructions – Kelvin Chance (Project Manager), Steve Ball (Construction Manager)
  • Site Supervisors

    Peter Turner, Simon Grant, Steve Hearne. Bevan Scanlon, John Lyons
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© Peter Bennetts
© Peter Bennetts

‘Ngoolark’ (the Noongar name for the Carnaby Cockatoo) brings to ECU a building and place with a new living and active platform for ‘University Life’, creating an interactive and integrated campus building bringing together the multitude of functions required to provide the highest quality of student services for the campus community and future master-plan.

© Rob Ramsay
© Rob Ramsay

The project comprises the development of a new campus building, recognising the need to invest in the urban life of the University creating a combined campus marketplace, podium and forum. Levels one and two provide a strong vibrant and active student hub, with the more ‘private’ corporate structure on upper levels providing flexible and high quality office research and innovation workplaces.

Floor Plan
Floor Plan

The focus for the whole building is to create an exciting and high quality new typology of accommodation with an iconic identity and an open, connected and collegiate atmosphere.

© Peter Bennetts
© Peter Bennetts

The site’s inherent level changes provide exciting opportunities to create formal and informal landscaped environments linking together to create a ‘campus street’ filled with both active and passive places. The rich architectural palette comprises a wonderful faceted concrete podium and a gold perforated aluminium sun-shading skin, folded and patterned with the feathers of the Carnaby Cockatoo.

© Rob Ramsay
© Rob Ramsay

The podium, the lower forum, the external skin and the atrium work together to create a building which is about landscape; which are natural and cultural with the themes; Ngoolark; Joondal and Jingee which are integrally linked to the local Noongar Aboriginal people of the South West of Australia.

© Peter Bennetts
© Peter Bennetts

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Address: Perth WA, Australia

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Cite: "Ngoolark Student Services Building / JCY Architects and Urban Designers" 03 Aug 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
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