The next stage of development in Northern Transformation Project is The Library and Student Experience building, currently in design. As the precinct’s centrepiece, nestled between The Annexe and School of Creative Arts, the library’s sawtooth roof lines and industrial materials ensure a playful and vital dialogue with existing Launceston landmarks is created and maintained.
Library & Student Experience Building
A new campus shaped by the region and the community it is designed to serve.
The project consolidates facilities previously located at the Newham campus to create a highly visible and connected precinct. Designed to be public and inviting, the campus will be a place where university staff and students, industry partners and enterprise reside, engage and participate.
The design has been driven by a sense of discovery and the excitement of remapping a historically significant part of the city to create an utterly contemporary learning environment.
Underpinning the Precinct Plan is considerable research into strategies that will deliver an enduring and highly valued community asset for the community of Northern Tasmania. New campus buildings are strategically located within and between existing campus facilities to amplify the shared educational, artistic, cultural and sporting opportunities of the precinct.
Sustainable travel options, new car parking strategies, a focus on ‘walkability’ and direct links to City Park enhance accessibility and encourage visitation to vibrant shared community spaces. A new pedestrian and cycle bridge will cross the river to Boland Street, linking the campus to the city.
- Traditional Custodians of the land The Palawa people
- Project Team In Collaboration with 1+2 Architecture
- Client University of Tasmania
- Location Inveresk, Tasmania
- Project Duration 2019 - 2021
- Floor Levels 3
- Floor Area 3,300 sqm