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RMIT Building 8
by Edmond & Corrigan Pty Ltd (Design Architects) in association with The Demaine Partnership Pty Ltd

    

IN THE ARCHITECTS WORDS

The new Building 8 is a multi level education exchange, it is a fragment of the University that nonetheless stands for a whole. It contains the University Library, an enlarged Student Union, the Faculty of Environmental Design & Construction (the Schools of Architecture, Interior Design, Landscape, Building, Planning and Policy, and a Centre for Design) and the Departments of Fashion and Mathematics. The character of the building had to be a positive educational influence.
      This project was required to use the existing Union Building as a
 
 

podium. This involved an irregular column grid and pre-stressed concrete floors (that could not be pierced). This constraint required the service core of the new works to be located outside of the existing footprint. The Melbourne City Council, also, wished to remove the existing glass block facade. Considerable refurbishment occurred in the Student Union (Building 29, and the existing library (in Building 10) has been integrated into the new. Another precondition required the floor levels of Buildings 10, 12, and 14 to continue through Building 8.
 
DETAILS

Location
VIC
Architect
Edmond & Corrigan Pty Ltd (Design Architects) in association with The Demaine Partnership Pty Ltd
Project Team
Project architect: Peter Corrigan, Chris Millan
Structural consultant: Ove Arup
Civil consultant: Ove Arup
Electrical consultant: Connell Wagner
Mechanical consultant: Connell Wagner
Hydraulic consultant: Connell Wagner
Landscape consultant: Edmond & Corrigan
Interior designer: Edmond and Corrigan
Acoustic consultant: Vipac Engineers
Quantity consultant: Peter Slattery
Builder: L U Simon Builders
Other Team Members : Maggie Edmond, Philip Goad, Geoffrey Barton, Marc Dixon, Adrian Page, Andrew Shaw, Zvonto Orsanic
Entered
1995


Photographs by Edmond & Corrigan Pty Ltd (Design Architects) in association with The Demaine Partnership Pty Ltd, text by Edmond & Corrigan Pty Ltd (Design Architects) in association with The Demaine Partnership Pty Ltd

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