RMIT Bundoora

(2012) A new lecture theatre for 360 students, located at the eastern edge of the campus, is a response to the university’s request for an “iconic” form. We have attempted to create an enigmatic form, akin to a mountain range whose exact shape you can never fully appreciate, whose shape is always changing as you move around it. The building acts as a series of layers as a method of unifying the functional requirements with the form. The outer shell serves multiple purposes, creating for the university an iconic form while resolving issues of shading and entry and exit, hiding back-of-house function and providing circulation.  Photographs by Tony Miller, Dianna Snape and Ella Deague