New South Wales
UTS’ unique city fringe location brings significant space limitations necessitating vertical rather than horizontal growth. Tower 1 has great significance for UTS. Through a conscious relationship UTS Central transforms the experience of Tower 1, through a partnership that makes both architectures richer and experiences more powerful.
The project seeks to resolve the interrelationship of city and campus. The Ribbon element developed with Lacoste and Stevenson, addresses Broadway, its transparency is open and inviting, seamless with public domain. The library volume redefines Alumni Green, through its pavilion form and active uses. Between these volumes the tower’s geometry adjusts from the campus grid of Alumni Lawn to the City grid of Broadway. Embodying UTS’ teaching strategy – students journey to innovative teaching spaces through campus-like collaboration spaces, open to view and light.
New world first collaborative teaching spaces offer both the intimacy of small groups and potential for centralised or satellite tutorial.