Project no. 6172
Griffith University’s new learning commons is designed to create a range of internal and external learning environments which promote student and staff interactions. The existing building is triangulated and transformed with a ‘permeable’ 160m long extension that creates a strong identity and hub presence within the heart of the campus, promoting a sense of ‘arrival’. The building form and simple yet striking facade is to encourage connectivity with University Drive.
The BE Collective team provided conceptual design services including structural advice and 3D Modelling. A key complexity of the design was the interaction between the new structure and the existing buildings that surround it. As opposed to demolition, where possible BE Collective nominated structural solutions that incorporated existing elements into a new structural scheme.