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University of Western Sydney, Sydney, Australia

Friday 22 Sep 2006

New teaching building, UWS

University of Western Sydney by HASSELL in Sydney, Australia
Luke Johnson 
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HASSELL complete a state-of-the-art teaching facility for the University of Western Sydney 

The University of Western Sydney has opened the doors on a new teaching building on its historic Parramatta Campus. Designed for students and staff from the Schools of Law, Business and Nursing, the building is purpose-designed to support focused teaching and learning activities through thermally controlled, acoustically isolated and wireless-enable lecture and case-study theatres, flexible teaching spaces, and computer laboratories. The building presents two contrasting and striking elevations. In a direct response to local environmental, programmatic and heritage conditions, the western facade is rendered in banded brickwork, forming a bold shield to the late-afternoon sun and to the vehicle-generated noise from the adjacent road carriageway. In contrast to this, the eastern facade explores themes of transparency and veiled screening in addressing the more benign conditions found on that side of the campus.

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Status Complete
Value 13(m€)

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