UNIVERSITY OF WOLLONGONG
Our vision for the new student residences at the University of Wollongong was to deliver a unique and contemporary accommodation solution that is in synergy with the strengths and qualities of the campus, where learning and social opportunities are extended into the new residences.
The 254-bed Northﬁelds postgraduate building provides delineation to a central courtyard with links directly to the communal spaces inside. The main wing of the building runs parallel to Northﬁelds Avenue creating a separation from the busy avenue. By maximising the height envelope, the majority of accommodation will have north, east or west aspects to maximise natural light and heating in Winter.
By taking advantage of the slope on the site, level access is provided to the prominent main entrance off Northﬁelds Avenue. Entering the secure lower ground ﬂoor, students are greeted by a reception area and can access mail boxes, bicycle store and waste room.
The building is carefully sited to sympathise with the future childcare site to the Southwest. It also allows for future pedestrian links and solar access to the site.