La Trobe Street Student Accommodation
- Interior Design
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Taking a sophisticated approach to communal spaces to support pastoral care, the scheme for the 428-bed development exemplifies a new generation in student accommodation that sharpens the focus on spaces for students to connect with each other and ‘opt in’ to social activities. A diverse selection of room types and meaningful common spaces are distributed throughout the building. Social spaces are greatly intensified at ground and lower levels to integrate and engage with the street, shared spaces are concentrated near vertical circulation, and the building is sited to allow a generous private ‘backyard’.
Hayball’s scheme for the prominent landmark building in the West End of Adelaide’s Capital City Zone responds respectfully to its existing and future context, with finely detailed human-scale podium elements and a sloped building form which defines the street corner while diminishing the visual bulk of the architecture against the skyline. The building form is wrapped in a carefully composed, textured concrete exoskeleton enveloping double height ‘void’ balcony areas.
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