Xinming Sun

The demographic of the student body at the University of Melbourne has changed significantly from 2014 to 2019. The number of international students has increased from 13,000 to 24,000, with the proportion rising from 23% to 44%. However, due to language barriers and cultural differences, local and international students have struggled to find each other. With the new Fisherman Bend campus (focused on making and collaborating) comes a great opportunity to start to break down some of the barriers that exist between local and international, first and second language, Asian and Western.

Therefore, this thesis will design a campus hub that will attempt to bring students from different cultural background closer together. The identity of the Fisherman Bend campus is BONDING. We can use architectural way to make student groups having more communication and sharing so that they can clear the gap and broaden their horizons.