UTAS School of Architecture
This project entailed the design of a new home for the UTAS School of Architecture and Design within an existing diesel workshop at the University’s Inveresk Campus in Launceston. The design approach builds on the industrial character of the building’s previous life as well as exemplifying the School’s environmental focus, timber research and ‘learning by making’ philosophy.
‘Compression’ and ‘expansion’ are used as design devices to maximise space while retaining the incredible expansive quality of the original 1950s building. Compression in the closed, functional spaces grouped at the east of the building counterbalanced by expansion of the large, flexible studios in the western and upper areas.
Six Degrees Architects worked in collaboration with Sustainable Built Environments to ensure an integrated ESD process from inception through to project completion, reducing power and water use. The result is an example of how successful environmentally sustainable design can be achieved in an educational setting, even with a modest budget.
2007 AIA (National) Lachlan Macquarie Award for Heritage, UTAS Architecture & Design
2007 AIA (National) Award for Sustainable Architecture, UTAS Architecture & Design
2007 AIA (Tas) Sustainable Architecture Award, UTAS Architecture & Design
2007 AIA (Tas) Public Architecture Award, UTAS Architecture & Design
2007 AIA (Tas) Heritage Architecture Award, UTAS Architecture & Design
2010 AIA (Tas) Public Architecture Award, UTAS School of Furniture Design
2010 AIA (Tas) Sustainable Architecture Award, UTAS School of Furniture Design