The Melbourne School of Design is a pedagogical building.
It is purposefully designed to ‘teach’ students about the construction and environmental performance of a complex modern building.
The building incorporates a number of heritage features that provide a unique insight into the city’s built and cultural heritage such as the elaborate 1850s façade of the Bank of New South Wales, formerly located in Collins Street, Melbourne.
Learn about the zinc louvres and cantilevered wing.
Being the only façade which does not need sun shading, the southern side of the building has windows that vary in shape, placement and arrangement.
The western sides features the iconic Joseph Reed heritage façade.
This area was previously a car park and has been changed significantly as part of the new building’s construction. Plants are challenged by both the built and natural landscape and as a landscape manager one needs to consider this when undertaking any planting.