Cradle Coast Campus
A provision of a whole university campus experience within a single building.
The complex needs of the University’s distinctive education initiative designed for the community, industry and local businesses requires a building of many functions.
The courtyard building model provides a scaled down sequence of intimate and domestic spaces that are both distinct yet connected. The many functions within the building are organised around the courtyard.
The building is porous, with multiple entry points. The eastern entrance allows access from the boardwalk and coastline, while the northern entrance provides direct access to landscaped spaces and an indigenous garden with a fire pit for ‘welcome to country’ and other community activities.
The profiled nature of the building envelope breaks down the building scale from what could be dominating as a single form, into smaller modules, alluding to many buildings within a campus rather than a campus within a single building.
- Traditional Custodians of the land The Palawa people
- Project Team In collaboration with Philp Lighton Architects, ASPECT Studios & Room 11
- Client The University of Tasmania
- Location Burnie, Tasmania
- Project Duration 2018 - 2020
- Floor Levels 2
- Floor Area 5,135m2
- Selected Awards
- Award for Educational Architecture, AIA Tasmanian Chapter 2022