Innovative vision for state-of-the-art complex
Melbourne architecture firm McBride Charles Ryan has been appointed by Monash University as the design team for a proposed new state-of-the-art teaching and learning complex at the University’s Caulfield campus.
McBride Charles Ryan, a national innovative architecture and design practice, was selected from five shortlisted firms who submitted a high-quality concept design earlier this year as part of a major fundraising campaign necessary to provide the funding for the proposed new building.
The firm will work closely with Monash University to further develop the concept which detailed a highly expressive building with a diamond diagrid patterned concrete wall punctuated by glazed sections that bring natural light into the interiors to provide dramatic views.
The iconic development, to be located on one of Melbourne’s major arterial roads (Princes Highway), will bring more than 6000 students to Caulfield, and will transform the campus, making it the University’s central location for social sciences teaching, learning, research and public programs.
It is anticipated that construction of the complex will commence in 2015 upon completion of a major fundraising campaign in 2013.