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GREAT HALL - University of Technology Sydney
Gadagal Country, Eora Nation.

Ultimo - Sydney.

 

Awards

  Commendation; NSW Architecture Awards

  Winner; NSW MBA Awards [Education - with Lipman)

  Winner; Illuminating Engineering Society of North America

  (with Steensen Varming)

  Commendation; NSW Illuminate Lighting Award

  (with Steensen Varming)

  Shortlisted; Australian Interior Design Awards

  Shortlisted; IDEA Interior Design Excellence Award

 

Media

Ceremonial Space (Laura Harding and Anthony Burke) in Architecture Australia.

Read it here

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The design for the Great Hall and Balcony Room at the University of Technology Sydney [UTS] created a dramatic new identity for the most important ceremonial space on campus. The signature element of the project is “The Mantle”, a fluid skin of perforated aluminium comprising more than 1000 unique facets. The Mantle lines the ceiling and walls, integrating lighting, audio-visual, fire and mechanical services into a dynamic whole, breathing new life into the space.
Beyond the initial brief we proposed “The Balcony Room”, a soaring reception space annexed to the Hall that capitalises on a commanding view across the future Alumni Green. The Balcony Room adapts a previously underused terrace, enclosing it to provide a link between the main building foyer and the rich, warm interior.

The Great Hall … encapsulates and projects the ambitions of a university … coming into its own.

Professor Anthony Bourke UTS (Architecture Australia)

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CLIENT: University of Technology , Sydney

VALUE: $10.5M AUD

TEAM: [Completed as DRAW] John de Manincor (Principal), Adam Russell (Principal), Fransisco Layson, Lorraine Yip, Zana Wright, Raffaello Rosselli, Nick Sargent, Leisa Tough.

COLLABORATORS: Design Development / Documentation: Kann Finch Group (Collaborating Architects), Steensen Varming (Environment / Mechanical / Electrical /Lighting), Audio Systems Logic (Acoustics), Simpson Design Associates (Structure), Warren Smith and Partners (Hydraulics/Fire), Blackett Maguire + Goldsmith (BCA), Aquenta (Cost Planner), Philip Chun (Fire Engineering), The Mack Group (Commercial Kitchen).

BUILDER: Lipman.

FACADE: Facade Innovations

MANTLE: Facade Innovations

FACADE ENGINEER: Surface Design

DETAILED MANTLE MODELLING : AR-MA

PHOTOGRAPHY: © Brett Boardman [all rights reserved]

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