Melbourne School of Design

Foto © John Horner
Disegno © JWA/NADAAA
Foto © John Horner
Foto © John Horner
Foto © John Horner
Foto © John Horner
Foto © John Horner
Foto © John Horner
Disegno © JWA/NADAAA
Foto © John Horner
Disegno © JWA/NADAAA
Foto © John Horner
Foto © John Horner
Foto © Peter Bennetts
Foto © Peter Bennetts
Foto © John Horner
University of Melbourne
John Wardle Architects
Mechanical/Electrical Engineer
Aurecon Group
Structural/Civil Engineer
Landscape Architect
Geotechnical Engineer
Douglas Partners
General Contractor
Brookfield Multiplex
Heritage Architect
RBA Architects + Conservation Consultants

Following an international design competition JWA and NADAAA were appointed as architects to design the new Melbourne School of Design building for the University of Melbourne. The University embraced the unusual creative relationship proposed between the two practices as collaborative design partners across all aspects of the project. The project integrates the requirements of both the University’s Property and Campus Services and the Faculty. The design process has involved regular briefing meetings, workshops and presentations with various faculty user groups, University Committees and Reference groups. The building design responds to the planning principles set out in the 2008 University of Melbourne Parkville Campus Master Plan. The building design meets its briefed area and budget targets, comprising of 6 levels (basement plus five levels) and incorporates two lecture theatres, workshop, library, two exhibition spaces, cafe, a series of studios over three levels, a studio hall, and a series of associated academic and professional workspaces captured within the briefed 15,772 m2 GFA. Central to the design is the Studio Hall, a large flexible space that provides for informal occupation over all times of the day. The Studio Hall is enclosed to the west side by the former Bank of New South Wales façade, and to the east side the Studio Hall overlooks the new courtyard. It is spatially book ended at the east side by the heritage façade of the Elisabeth Murdoch building. The Studio Hall is enclosed by a coffered timber roof that mediates natural daylight and assists natural ventilation. The building has been designed to incorporate a number of innovative structural and services systems that combined with the building’s façade system contribute to achieving the targeted 6 star green star rated building.

Progetti collegati

  • Erweiterung Schulanlage Dorf
    Bürgi Burkhard von Euw
  • Shanghai Suhe MixC World
  • Welcome to the Stage!
    Kjellander Sjöberg
  • Hovering Kan-Too – Great Bay Area Center Showroom
    Wutopia Lab
  • Stockwell-Rodríguez Residence
    Belmont Freeman Architects


Altri progetti di NADAAA

MIT 150
Boston, MA, USA
Tanderrum Bridge
Zhulang Huagai: A Figure for the Nantau Urban Village
Shenzhen, China
Beaver Country Day School
Chestnut Hill, USA
Gwangju Pavilion
Gwangju, South Korea