University of Queensland Student Housing Competition

Brisbane, Queensland
Competition 2014

A limited design competition for 820 student housing units on the University of Queensland’s St Lucia campus.

It comprises linear hillside terraces and efficient central core apartments.

A central urban village is created providing a strong sense of community and encouraging social mix in a neighbourhood and campus hub.

A range of 16 housing types provides affordable, economical housing choices.

Simple rectilinear and orthogonal forms accommodate the modular unit types, enabling long term flexibility and adaptability.

Unique sky gardens create landscaped indoor/outdoor environments that capitalise on natural ventilation and solar access. Each contains multiple social interaction spaces furthering student collaboration and wellbeing.