JWA + NADAAA's winning design for university of melbourne
NADAAA: university of melbourne faculty of architecture building, australiaimage © JWA/NADAAA
melbourne-based john wardle architects and boston-based firm NADAAA‘s winning design for the new building for the faculty of architecture, building & planning at university of melbourne consists of a six level living structure that is at once a pedagogical tool and example of sustainable design. the structure must heed to the demands of an academic environment and concretized master plan while serving as a space optimized for interdisciplinary studio-based learning and transformative teaching. a faceted interior skin articulated soaring atrium spaces and a wooden coffered studio hall is designed to optimize informal classroom spaces while assisting in natural ventilation and the entrance of passive daylight. the 14,320 square meters of ground floor area are replete with diffused light, due in part to the building perforated louver facade system. the optical effect is but a aesthetically pleasing consequence of a new skin grafted on the bookended heritage buildings.
time lapse view of the demolition of the existing redmond barry building
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the stone heritage facade is given a new environmentally-minded skinimage © JWA/NADAAA
interlocking facets and louvers create a dynamic envelopeimage © JWA/NADAAA
detail of the fritted louver systemimage © JWA/NADAAA
elevation shows the optical effect of the ventilation and shading systemimage © JWA/NADAAA
faceted interiors help light dance through the tall spacesimage © JWA/NADAAA
views of the wood-coffered studio hallimage © JWA/NADAAA
the wood cladding additionally orchestrates lightimage © JWA/NADAAA
view up the hallimage © JWA/NADAAA
the building will assuredly pioneer fabrication techniquesimage © JWA/NADAAA
section perspective viewimage © JWA/NADAAA
exploded axonimage © JWA/NADAAA
model view of the soaring wooden atriumimage © NADAAA
models show the interplay of light over the recessed volumesimage © NADAAA
model of atriumimage © NADAAA
address: melbourne, VIC, australia year of completion: 2014client: university of melbourneteam: john wardle architects and NADAAA in collaborationcollaborating architect: john wardle architectsprincipal in charge: john wardleproject manager: stephen georgalasdesign coordinator: stefan meeproject team: meaghan dwyer, bill krotiris, andy wong, jasmin williamson, adam kolsrud, yohan abhayaratne, alex peck, barry hayes, rebecca wilkie, ben sheridan, giorgio marfella, jeff arnold, sharon crabb, kirrilly wilson, elisabetta zanella, adrian bonaventura, genevieve griffiths, amanda moore, michael barraclough, matthew browne, james loader, maria bauer, anja grantcollaborating architect: NADAAA inc.principal in charge: nader tehraniproject manager: john chowdesign coordinator: arthur changproject team: katie faulkner, james juricevich, parke macdowell, marta guerra pastrián, tim wong, ryan murphy, rich lee, kevin lee, ellee lee
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