University of Queensland Student Housing

Brisbane, Australia
University of Queensland
Competition 2014

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

The complex comprises linear hillside terraces and efficient central core apartments.  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.

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

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