Architect: John Wardle Architects and NADAAA 2016
Located at the centre of the University of Melbourne’s Parkville campus, the Glyn Davis building houses the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning and its graduate school, the Melbourne School of Design. The state-of-the-art facility, designed collaboratively by John Wardle Architects (Melbourne) and NADAAA (Boston), is a large-scale laboratory for built environment education and research, and sets a new standard for design education in the Asia-Pacific region.
A living learning building, the site has been an educational tool since 2010. Its transparency supports the vision of a pedagogical space with carefully exposed materials and structures allowing occupants insight into the minds of the designers and the processes of construction.
Photos: Courtesy of Melbourne University