Open Day 2014 was a momentous occasion for the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning as the doors of our newly completed Melbourne School of Design building were opened to prospective students for the first time.
On August 8, 2014 the new Melbourne School of Design building was handed over to our Faculty by Brookfield Multiplex. This represented a key milestone in the life of a project which commenced back in 2008.
The University of Melbourne’s new architecture building has been awarded a 6 Star Green Star Education Design rating, and has become the only building to ever be awarded all 10 innovation points under Green Star, including the recently added credits for life cycle assessment.
As our new building nears completion, interest is beginning to grow across the built environment media and community. Architectural Review Asia Pacific explores the building 'under construction' in the newly released 135 - Elements edition.
Practical Completion for the new ABP building is just 7 weeks away, scheduled for 8 August 2014. Do take a look at the great videos the Faculty has prepared of the construction process: http://www.abp.unimelb.edu.au/abp-new-building-videos.
This week we received the welcome news that our new building has been awarded a 6 Star Green Star Design - Education Design v1 Rating by the Green Building Council of Australia.
As construction works continue this month on the ABP new building, Masson Road and Spencer Road will remain shut for brick laying works, as well as the path between Redmond Barry building and the building site.
Our new building project has been used as a dynamic learning tool by our current construction and architecture students, but it has also been a project which has employed several Faculty graduates.