Caulfield Campus Green

Monash University Caulfield Campus Green by T.C.L.Taylor Cullity Lethlean




Caulfield Campus Green
Photo © Andrew Lloyd and John Gollings

University landscapes are being reinvented. Once defined by the mediative calm of the cloister, they are now seeking new ways to engage in the life of the city.

Caulfield Campus Green
Photo © Andrew Lloyd and John Gollings

In an age of online and off campus learning, university landscapes are now playing a critical role in both attracting and retaining staff and students and fostering meaningful engagement, conversation and participation.

Caulfield Campus Green
Photo © Andrew Lloyd and John Gollings

The design for Monash University’s Caulfield Campus encourages staff, students and visitors to revel in the dynamism of University culture. Its promenades, lawns, terraces and active field encouraging many ways to study, socialise, recreate or be nourished.

Caulfield Campus Green
Photo © Andrew Lloyd and John Gollings

The design builds upon the distinctively intimate feel of the campus to encourage a ‘fertile ground’ for the exchange of ideas, socialisation, imagination, reflection and reverie; a setting for the cultivation of the mind and body.

Caulfield Campus Green
Photo © Andrew Lloyd and John Gollings

The new event lawn and associated terrace is now the centrepiece to the campus. The slightly sunken lawn is a platform for organised events, throughout the year as well as green respite from the busy road network beyond the campus doors.

Caulfield Campus Green
Photo © Andrew Lloyd and John Gollings

The elegant deck terrace with a northerly aspect offers opportunities for passive outdoor activity, cafe tables, chairs and spill out activity from adjacent buildings. Jacaranda trees within the decking provide dappled shade and a distinct identity for the campus.

Caulfield Campus Green
Photo © Andrew Lloyd and John Gollings

An integrated artwork by Agatha Gothe Snape and TCL entitled, The Scheme was a Blueprint for Future Development Programs creates a large line drawing across the centre of the campus with multiple functions.

Caulfield Campus Green
Photo © Andrew Lloyd and John Gollings

It includes a sports court for basketball and table tennis, as well as an activity zone for other temporal kinds of exercise, such as discovering personality types, refining teamwork skills, and practicing mindfulness.

Caulfield Campus Green
Photo © Andrew Lloyd and John Gollings

What was once a confusing road and carpark is now a generous promenade and waterfeature providing a real sense of arrival to the campus.

Caulfield Campus Green
Photo © Andrew Lloyd and John Gollings

The central water spine acts as a stormwater treatment and harvesting system, tells the story of Monash University’s pioneering research on water sensitive cities and references the original wetlands that occupied the area Source by T.C.L.Taylor Cullity Lethlean

Caulfield Campus Green
Photo © Andrew Lloyd and John Gollings

Location: 900 Dandenong Road, Caulfield East, Victoria, Australia
Architects: T.C.L.Taylor Cullity Lethlean
Project Team: Perry Lethlean, Elly Russell, Jim McGuinness, Jake Lindsay, Anne-Marie Pisani, Sokchhay Ke
Engineering (Structural & Civil): Kersulting
Engineering (Services): IrwinConsult
Water Sensitive Urban Design: DesignFlow
Lighting: Electrolight
Artists: Agatha Gothe-Snape
Horticulture: Paul Thompson
Cost Planner: WT Partnership
Arborist: Glenn Waters
Irrigation: LIS Turf Sportsturf
DDA Consultant: Philip Chun
Way-finding: Buro North
Industrial Design: Adherettes
Engineering (Traffic): Cardno
Architecture (Soundshell): Mesne with Monash Department of Architecture and the University of Kassel, Germany
Construction Team: Construction 2Construct
Client: Monash University
Size: 1 Hectare
Year: 2015
Photographs: Andrew Lloyd and John Gollings, Courtesy of T.C.L. Taylor Cullity Lethlean

Caulfield Campus Green
Photo © Andrew Lloyd and John Gollings
Caulfield Campus Green
Photo © Andrew Lloyd and John Gollings
Caulfield Campus Green
Photo © Andrew Lloyd and John Gollings
Caulfield Campus Green
Photo © Andrew Lloyd and John Gollings

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