UTS Central

UTS Central

Ribbon element developed with Lacoste + Stevenson
The brutalist tower one has significance and history for the University. UTS Central is an architectural complement of lightness and organic form accomodating the campus library, advanced teaching facilities, social, retail, research and work areas. The organic geometry seeks to resolve the complex urban alignments and interconnection with adjacent buildings.
This project creates a campus experience of collegiate promenade and informal collaboration through a spacial sequence that is both vertical and horizontal. It attempts to overcome the great challenge of creating vertical campus experience. Tree shaded garden terraces are created at the upper level, circulation is in the form of escalator street and interlocking spiral stairs, celebrated and positioned in the most privileged locations with view and natural light. The journey to structure teaching spaces is through campus like open informal collaboration spaces also open to view and light.

This project is part of our ongoing interest in the development of an architecture related to natural forms and systems. The curvilinear progressive forms, layer transparency and shading systems, automatic leaf-like shades of the library are all part of creating an architecture more responsive to human needs, preference and form.

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