Burwood Highway Frontage Building by Woods Bagot

Burwood Highway Frontage Building

Burwood Highway Frontage BuildingPositioned at the entrance to Melbourne’s Deakin University, the Burwood Highway Frontage Building features academic and high level research spaces directed towards accommodating the University’s expanded Faculty of Health.
Burwood Highway Frontage BuildingThe building has been oriented away from the highway, creating two north-facing courtyards that act as social gathering spaces for the public and university community. The building form comprises two interlocking shapes that form an ‘L’ configuration.
Burwood Highway Frontage BuildingThe two parts to the ‘L’ shape are the Wing, which presents a gentle convex shape towards the highway over four levels with a silver louvred facade, and the Tower, which is an eight level form clad in striking gold louvres.
Burwood Highway Frontage BuildingInterior spaces are more akin to today’s workplace environments than traditional academic centres. Academic work zones reflect advances in contemporary workplace design, providing a flexible environment with areas for individual work and collaborative team-oriented spaces.
Burwood Highway Frontage BuildingA highly energy efficient building with easy occupant control over local environment, the building includes under floor air distribution, active mass cooling, low energy usage, high water efficiency, solar hot water, solar shading, high levels of daylight penetration, rain water harvesting and cyclist facilities.
Burwood Highway Frontage BuildingLocation: Melbourne, Australia
Architects: Woods Bagot
Project Team: Bruno Mendes, Chris Scicluna, Sarah Ball, David Ley, Emma-Louise Hannigan, Henry Ly, James Burrell, Karl Engstrom, Matt McDonnell, Matthew Si, Melissa Blandford, Richard Galloway, Rob Donegan
Landscape Architects: Rush Wright Associates
Service Engineers: Umow Lai Pty Ltd
Structural & Civil Engineers: John Mullen & Partners
Building Surveyor: PLP Consultants
Quantity Surveyor: Wilde & Woollard
Area: 17 000m²
Approx value: $125M
Year: 2014
Client: Deakin University
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