The RMIT Swanston Building by Lyons Energizes Students with Color

By: Alexandra Serrano - Published: Nov 6, 2012 • References: lyonsarch.au and dezeen
Inspired by a pixelated image of its surrounding cityscape, the RMIT Swanston building by Lyons is a visually striking construction.

Located in Melbourne, the Swanston Academic Building caters to RMIT's college of business. Architect Nicholas Ling of Lyons describes the building as both a "chameleon and a mirror." This comes from the construction's inspired reflection of its location: yet, it exists as a paradox with its vastly distinctive look.

The pixelated motif carries through to its interior with colorful paneling in lecture halls, cafeterias and common room areas. With its vivacious look, the campus facility is far from institutional and stands out as brilliant. The RMIT Swanston Building by Lyons represents the characteristics of RMIT's vibrantly diverse student body.