Physics Expansion – David Caro

Summary

The existing student spaces and the computer lab on level 2 of the David Caro South physic building were successfully converted into a contemporary offices. The refurbishment involves designing shared hotdesk workspaces across level 2 with private offices and meeting rooms for postgraduates and masters researchers. Improvements of the central mechanical system by WSP engineerings provides the space with fresh and efficient ventilation. The interior utilised the concept of 'speed, eddies and flows' in creating active and fluid space. The compositional grid of the layout was tilted to achieve openings and to increase the sunlight penetration into the deep building plate.

Physic Expansion - David Caro

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Type: Institutional Fitout
Status: Completed 2018

Credits

Design: HATZ
Project Team: Steve Hatzellis, Celine Gruson, Shenia Lay, and Harith Fadhillah
Project Manager: Tom Ryan from The University of Melbourne
Consultant Engineers: TD&C, WSP
BCA: Design Guide
Builder:  ByDesign Australia
Quantity Surveyor: Simon Wragg & Associate
Photographer: HATZ

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