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University of Melbourne, School of Land and Environment Parkville, Melbourne

The redevelopment of the Melbourne School of Land and Environment created a series of new spaces and settings, while remaining true to the building’s heritage.

The Melbourne School of Land and Environment occupied a series of buildings built between 1922 and 1975. Over the years,  it had been subject to unsympathetic ad-hoc extensions – this project brought together a set of different requirements and a student-focused approach to deliver new research and teaching labs, a student centre and collaborative learning and meeting spaces.

The new spaces and settings range from external resource-rich environments, technical and innovative laboratory spaces, to the fine detail of bespoke joinery and furniture. With an emphasis on place making and identity, the System Garden is established as a new heart for the school.

Integrating new built components within a heritage landscape context, the project makes a sensitive contribution to a significant asset for the whole of the university.

Services
  • Architecture
  • Interior Design
Project Status

Completed 2011

Client

University of Melbourne