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University Of Western Sydney – New Teaching Facility

Client

University of Western Sydney

Location

Victoria Road & James Ruse Drive, Parrammatta

Value

$21.7M

Contract

Fixed Lump Sum

Project Description

The four level building, on the University of Western Sydney’s Parramatta campus, occupies a site area of 5,300 square metres. It accommodates four tiered lecture theatres, eight case study areas, 24 classrooms, six computer laboratories and associated amenities across a total floor area of 8,600 square metres.
These modern, well-equipped spaces were specifically designed to provide thermally and acoustically controlled environments for focused teaching and learning facilities.
The choice of building materials, which are described as ‘robust in nature’, was influenced in part by the large numbers of students who would be using and moving through the building.
The building’s western and eastern elevations respond differently – and dramatically – to their immediate environments. On the western side, the building’s interior and occupants are effectively shielded from both the traffic noise on a nearby busy road and the late afternoon sun by a façade that is, in practical terms, all brickwork.
The clay bricks provide the necessary combination of thermal mass, scale and compatibility with the adjacent buildings. Two brick colours have been used in eight-course high bands, which, together with the corbelling of alternate bands, assist in presenting a human scale to the large, essentially uninterrupted area of brickwork.

 

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+61 2 9955 7000
lipman@lipman.com.au
Level 6, 66 Berry Street,
North Sydney
Locked Bag 2106
North Sydney NSW 2060

Licence

Builder’s License 27970
ABN 84 001 548 830