New $94.4 million state-of-the-art university precinct


10 April 2019

The Queensland University of Technology (QUT) has unveiled its new $94.4 million Education Precinct building located at its Kelvin Grove Campus in Brisbane, offering teaching and learning opportunities in a world-class environment.

The Faculty of Education and QUT’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Oodgeroo Unit are housed in the state-of-the-art, six-level building, spread across 10,500 sqm. Designed by Wilson Architects and Danish firm Henning Larsen Architects, the project is a model for educational precincts internationally and sets a new benchmark for contemporary and sustainable design.

The development of the new precinct involved the demolition of two existing 30-year-old buildings, project managed by Turner & Townsend under the direction of QUT’s Facilities Management Department

Robin Sweasey, National Head of Education for Turner & Townsend and Senior Project Manager for QUT’s Education Precinct development comments: “The project was a collaborative team effort over a four-year time frame with all team members and stakeholders working together to deliver the very best outcome for the university.

“The inclusion of a five-metre diameter LED Sphere suspended over two floors is a focal point in the atrium and showcases the very best of visualisation technology. The Sphere facilitates interactions with teaching content in a unique format.”

QUT Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Margaret Sheil said the university was excited to welcome students this semester to the new precinct.

“This is a significant investment by the university in enhancing the student learning experience and continuing to provide quality teaching and education,” Professor Sheil said.

“These facilities have been purpose-designed and reflect QUT’s commitment to applying technology and immersive digital environments in teaching, research and engagement.”




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