Y Suites, Canberra | ANTONIADES ARCHITECTS

Y Suites, Canberra | ANTONIADES ARCHITECTS | Photographer: Bruce Robinson

2024 National Architecture Awards Program

Y Suites, Canberra | ANTONIADES ARCHITECTS

Traditional Land Owners
Ngunawal
Year
2024
Chapter

Australian Capital Territory

Category
Residential Architecture – Multiple Housing
Builder
Richard Crookes Constructions
Photographer
Bruce Robinson Andreas Antoniades
Project summary

Y Suites is a 733 bed Student accommodation development located in the heart of Canberra Civic and close to ANU. The development is offering students the opportunity to have off campus living with exceptional level of facilities and amenities.

The island site offered the unique opportunity by allowing the development to play an important role in activating the precinct and facilitating a holistic architectural response that has contextual fit and presence within the Civic. Extensive common area facilities are allocated within the podium levels, whilst break out spaces are also included on every level above the podium to enhance the social dynamic and interaction of the students across the building.

The design enhances student life by promoting social interaction through shared communal spaces, whilst fostering a conducive environment for studying and collaborating. It optimizes efficiency through the use of communal work spaces which allows efficient and cost effective independent living spaces to be provided for individual (or twin) occupancy.

Recreation and a sense of community is facilitated with multipurpose areas for sports, leisure activities, and relaxation.

Education is enriched through flexible learning environments and integration of technology. Overall, the design prioritises the holistic well–being, pastoral care and productivity of students, creating a dynamic and supportive living–learning community.

Project Practice Team

Zoe Deliat, Project Coordinator

Project Consultant and Construction Team

ABS Access, Access
Acoustic Logic, Acoustic Consultant
CERTIS Energy Pty Ltd, Section J
IPSG, Project Manager
Lit Consulting, Alternative Solutions
Mckenzie Group, BCA
Northrop Consulting Engineers, Civil Works / Management; Fire Services; Mechanical; Structural; Traffic; Vertical Transportation
Vital Design Solutions, Hydraulic Consultant

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