Victoria University Construction Futures

Victoria University Sunshine campus, Melbourne, Victoria, Victoria

This centre is designed to deliver the latest in building and construction training, and a landmark building for Victoria University and the State’s west. The building form expresses the progressive nature of the construction industry and rapid development of new materials and construction design technologies – encouraging engagement with industry partners and providing students with industry exposure. It features two primary teaching spaces: one being a trades workshop, the other general teaching spaces. This results in an airside/landside relationship promoting linkages between practical and theory spaces while allowing for appropriate environmental separation. The programme has been considered as a range of learning typologies, including a technology hub, industry room, work-based education centre, flexible learning and formal learning spaces. The design provides a loose-fit long-life shell that responds to and caters for changing course programmes.

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Shortlisted for Public Architecture (New), AIA VIC 2014

Shortlisted in Higher Education/Research, WAF 2013

Excellence in Commercial Construction $30M-$80M, MBAV 2013

Client
Victoria University
Project Status
Completed, 2008-2012
Key Consultants
Donald Cant Watts Corke, Umow Lai, WSP (Winward Structures), Rush Consulting, Wright Group Consultants
Contractor / Builder
Kane Constructions
Cost
$35,000,000
Gross Floor Area
10,500m2
Alice Dyer
David Henderson
Ruarui Molloy
Thanh Nguyen
Troy Thirlwell
Paul Trinchi
Steph Wan Hok Chee
Nicole Warwick