Key Features

  • GBCA 4 Star Green Star
  • Delivered within the live University Campus.
  • The project required Hindmarsh to manage multiple stakeholders and over 80 user groups.
  • The local community is extremely active so Hindmarsh conducted monthly Community Liaison Committee meetings and maintained open and active communication with the local community.

$51m University of NSW Art & Design

Design and Construction of this $51 million project took place within a live university campus immediately adjacent to teaching space. Building F was refurbished sequentially while classes continued in the building. Relocations from 9 separate off site facilities and from within the operational campus occurred in semester breaks. Temporary traffic management, segregation of construction, college and community activities and scheduling of intrusive construction activities were extremely critical and managed in a collaborative manner. The project required HCA to manage multiple stakeholders and over 80 user groups. The local community is extremely active and HCA conducted monthly Community Liaison Committee meetings and maintained open communication with the local community.

This project involved the refurbishment of Building F, an existing three-storey teaching and administration building to increase the building to four levels, as well as an upgrading the existing interior.

The scope includes demolition of existing buildings to enable the construction of a new four-level teaching and administration Building D, to 4 Star Green Star and a new internal courtyard, all within the operating university campus.
The structure is of reinforced, post tensioned concrete with steel roofing. The facades for the buildings vary to suit the age and heritage value of the various buildings and include painted concrete, colorbond panelling and pre-finished fibre cement cladding with aluminium louvres and commercial windows, rendered brickwork, spandrel panels with aluminium commercial windows.
The mechanical services are a combination of air cooled and chilled water air conditioning system and compressed air for various workshops. The hydraulic services include detention tanks, a re-use tank with stormwater recycled through the cooling tower and WCs.

UNSW Art & Design has a wide range of facilities of value to students. The institution provides students with a deep understanding of studio methods and techniques through studio based practice via small group tuition from recognised artists. All students have easy access to computer labs for research and communication and to well equipped specialised studios for each discipline as well as a large and well equipped workshop, a comprehensive toolroom and a foundry.