Melbourne School of Design University of Melbourne
John Wardle Architects & NADAAA
The new Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning building at the University of Melbourne has just been completed. I photographed over a winter's day featuring hail and driving rain...conditions i'd normally eschew, if only for my own comfort but there's a wonderful quality to the frail winter light. The building will be moved into soon and I'll be back to photograph it activated.
This just realised winning competition entry was for an environment to study the future of sustainable cities and places of inhabitation at Melbourne University.
Within this building the next generation of architects, urban planners, ecologists, builders and landscape architects will learn to work in a highly connected way.
The design, a collaboration between John Wardle Architects and Boston architecture firm NADAAA is driven by the idea that the building itself becomes built pedagogy and a broader studio environment.