John Wardle Architects is tasked with producing useful and aesthetically pleasing designs for a Monash University campus in Melbourne, Australia. The focus of the studio is the Learning & Teaching building that also houses the Faculty of Education.
For the design, John Wardle Architects opted in for "a landscape with ravines, clearings, and escarpments," ultimately bringing architecture together with raw natural silhouettes. Regarded as the entrance of the Monash University campus, the impression the building makes is extremely important. Upon entrance, visitors are hit with a stunningly planned "network of streets, courtyards, bridges, balconies, and stairs" that take cues from natural formations. This creates an ambiance of connectivity that embraces collaboration and socialization.
Photo Credits: Peter Bennetts
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