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Projects

Monash University Logan Hall (2015)

About

Building 90 is located at the Clayton Campus of Monash University and delivers 250 student accommodation units for Monash Residential Services on the former C2 Car Park Site. The building is positioned to maximise its northern frontage to the future 'Sports Walk', with the building form stepped to incorporate landscaping connecting pedestrians to the new facility. The building also faces Ring Road East (future 'Main Street') along the site's eastern boundary. The Ground Floor to both of these aspects will be occupied by a mix of retail tenants, with back of house and servicing facilitated to the rear of the L-shaped footprint. Building services, plant and equipment, and the residents' landscaping and BBQ facilities are also located in this zone. The residents' foyer is located where the two wings of the building meet at the north-eastern corner of the site; the building can be accessed from approaches from both sides. Vertical circulation and common facilities are grouped in this corner on each level of the building, providing spaces of increased activity that all residents can experience both directly and indirectly through glazing into the floor lounges, the double-height common room and double-height games room as well as views out to the Dandenongs beyond. The building utilises passive design principles to minimise energy use requirements: fixed shading, optimised to each orientation is a visible aspect of how the facade assists in controlling overheating, daylight and views. The predominantly precast concrete cladding is sized to optimise glazing requirements and is insulated to minimise heat loss. The facade finishes feature integral materials for long-term durability and robustness. Building 90 occupies an important corner in the urban design of the Monash Clayton campus. This design harnesses the opportunity to deliver a remarkable architectural outcome on this site.

Awards

 2016 AIA Victorian Chapter Awards, Winner – Best Overend Award for Residential Architecture (Multiple Housing)

2016 Dulux Colour Awards, Multi-residential Exterior

2016 Dulux Colour Awards, Multi-residential Interior, Commendation