A flagship space for La Trobe University in the heart of Melbourne CBD.
BLP designed and delivered a complete refurbishment and two level expansion to Levels 1, 2 and 3 of 360 Collins Street.
The design adds new teaching and informal learning spaces for over 300 students, student break-out spaces, function areas, an outdoor terrace area, front of house and staff facilities, with all indoor areas being supported with state-of the-art IT/AV technology ensuring the campus can support teaching and learning outcomes well in the future.
All spaces are designed to enable the right balance between communal and individual use of space campus-wide, with social and learning areas integrated throughout the environment as collaborative spaces. A strong colour palette reinforces the University’s branding, while a formal aesthetic is lightened by brief moments of timber throughout the campus.
Using a highly collaborative 3D driven design process from an early stage, Design and Construction of the entire project was completed within 10-months, while preserving a high level of design quality throughout.
Location – Melbourne, Victoria
Client – La Trobe University
Size – 4,000sqm
Completed – 2017