UTS Alumni Green

ASPECT Studios won a design competition held by the University of Technology Sydney, to envision the future of Alumni Green, its main outdoor space.

As part of the UTS City Campus Master Plan, Alumni Green has been transformed into a vibrant, tree-lined city space at the heart of the university. The new-look Alumni Green has three distinct zones, each with its own character and opportunities.

‘The Green’ is a large, raised turf platform that can be used for both special events and informal daily activities. The landscaped edges of the green are informal seating areas.

‘The Heart’ is modeled after town squares like Federation Square in Melbourne and the Pompidou Centre in Paris and is a ceremonial gathering space for students and visitors.

‘The Garden’ is a mini oasis of trees and plants shading a series of connected student ‘pods’. Each pod contains facilities ranging from power outlets for laptops, BBQ facilities and even Ping Pong tables.

Further to the Alumni Green, ASPECT Studios was engaged by UTS to create an extensive green roof on top the new DBJ / BVN science building: which provides positive environmental benefits to the building as well as another opportunity for break out and social engagement.

Client:
University of Technology Sydney
Scope:
Concept design, design development, documentation and construction
Location:
UTS City Campus, Ultimo, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Team:
ASPECT Studios, Taylor Thomson Whitting, Warren Smith + Partners, Steensen Varming, Durbach Block Jaggers + BVN Donovan Hill, Hassell, Arup
Year:
2015
Budget:
$5 million
Awards:
2016 AILA National Awards – Civic Landscape

2015 6th ‘Yuan Ye’ Award Professional Competition – Second Prize Winner: Exquisite Landscape

2015 National Architecture Awards – Education Award (Awarded to Durbach Block Jaggers Architects with BVN Architecture for the UTS Science and Graduate School of Health Building; part of UTS Alumni Green, ASPECT Studios green roof terrace designers)

2015 AILA NSW Awards – Excellence in Design

2015 Sydney Design Awards – Gold Winner for Landscape Design

2015 Sydney Design Awards: Gold Winner for Architecture – Mixed Use – Constructed (Awarded to Durbach Block Jaggers for the UTS Science and Graduate School of Health Building; part of UTS Alumni Green, ASPECT Studios green roof terrace designers)

2015 AIA NSW Architecture Awards – City of Sydney Lord Mayor’s Prize (Awarded to Durbach Block Jaggers Architects with BVN Architecture for the UTS Science and Graduate School of Health Building; part of UTS Alumni Green, ASPECT Studios green roof designers)

2015 AIA NSW Architecture Awards – William E Kemp Award (Awarded to Durbach Block Jaggers Architects with BVN Architecture for the UTS Science and Graduate School of Health Building; part of UTS Alumni Green, ASPECT Studios green roof designers)

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Photography: Simon Wood, Florian Groehn

 

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