Deakin University Burwood Student Plaza

This project has radically transformed a previously underutilised and dark space into a light-filled hub of socialisation and knowledge exchange.

Our design has created a new and exciting informal learning destination, a casual events space and improved connectivity on campus.

We were inspired by the concept of the technology ‘cloud’, and its ability for students to exchange knowledge in independent learning settings.

A sophisticated, neutral material palette offsets the plentiful technology in the Plaza.

Feature timber blades create a cascading aesthetic while moderating views and privacy for students. Meanwhile, the mezzanine is set out to complement a variety of informal learning settings.

Melbourne, Australia