New Melbourne School of Design to start welcoming students this year
The University of Melbourne has officially opened their new School of Design building, which will be in use by students in 2015. The new building is located at the centre of the University’s Parkville campus and was designed by John Wardle Architects (Melbourne) and NADAAA (Boston) in collaboration.
The state-of-the-art academic facility, which contains workshops spaces, a library, atrium and a gallery space, will house students from Semester 1 (February). The building has already received a number of architectural awards including one from the Green Building Council of Australia – the first building to be awarded the maximum of 10 Green Star innovation credits.
A living learning building, the site has been an educational tool since 2010, with a myriad of exhibitions, touring opportunities, photo-documentation and studio activity around the site. The design of the building facilitates collaborative interdisciplinary engagement and the critical exploration of complex built environment issues.
If you would like to find out more about the University of Melbourne’s new building and see photos from the construction, there is a dedicated blog on the University’s website here.
Contact Study Options if you would like to find out more about studying at the University of Melbourne, or for course lists for programmes in design, architecture and the built environment.