JWA + NADAAA's winning design for university of melbourne
 
JWA + NADAAA's winning design for university of melbourne
may 29, 2013

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
video © APBUnimelb

JWA + NADAAA's winning design for university of melbournethe stone heritage facade is given a new environmentally-minded skinimage © JWA/NADAAA

JWA + NADAAA's winning design for university of melbourneinterlocking facets and louvers create a dynamic envelopeimage © JWA/NADAAA

JWA + NADAAA's winning design for university of melbournedetail of the fritted louver systemimage © JWA/NADAAA

JWA + NADAAA's winning design for university of melbourneelevation shows the optical effect of the ventilation and shading systemimage © JWA/NADAAA

JWA + NADAAA's winning design for university of melbournefaceted interiors help light dance through the tall spacesimage © JWA/NADAAA

JWA + NADAAA's winning design for university of melbourneviews of the wood-coffered studio hallimage © JWA/NADAAA

JWA + NADAAA's winning design for university of melbournethe wood cladding additionally orchestrates lightimage © JWA/NADAAA

JWA + NADAAA's winning design for university of melbourneview up the hallimage © JWA/NADAAA

 JWA + NADAAA's winning design for university of melbourne

the building will assuredly pioneer fabrication techniquesimage © JWA/NADAAA

 

 

JWA + NADAAA's winning design for university of melbournesection perspective viewimage © JWA/NADAAA

 

 

JWA + NADAAA's winning design for university of melbourne

exploded axonimage © JWA/NADAAA

JWA + NADAAA's winning design for university of melbournemodel view of the soaring wooden atriumimage © NADAAA

JWA + NADAAA's winning design for university of melbournemodels show the interplay of light over the recessed volumesimage © NADAAA

JWA + NADAAA's winning design for university of melbournemodel of atriumimage © NADAAA

 

 

project info:

 

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

  • For my liking this is one of the best projects ever seen! The resolution in the interior is awesome….Congrats to NADAAA!

    Double D says:

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