RMIT Building 204
The project required the reuse of the existing student art & design building to provide a flexible student lounge, with offices as well as meeting and work spaces.
1:1 Architects working closely with RMIT and the student user groups have designed a tailor-made space with a long-term view to allow for change and adaptation.
The unusual crescent-shaped building provided the inspiration within which to insert a series of loose furniture and partition elements to create implied and more specific areas for the different student user groups. This allows for adaptation of the building over time as the requirements of the students change.
1:1 Architects has proposed to open up the entire north face of the building by cutting a series of large openings within the perimeter wall controlled via a series of coloured, double-storey sliding doors, allowing the interior to flow out onto a courtyard space.