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.