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New education precinct for Queensland University of Technology

by Sophie Cullen on Aug 26, 2015 in Architecture
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Australia's Wilson Architects and Scandinavian firm Henning Larsen Architects have joined forces to win the tender to design QUT's $75m Education Precinct

Setting a new benchmark for sustainable design, the project will be a model for education precincts throughout the world, with an experienced global team at the helm. “This project will be a flagship and transformative development for QUT, offering new teaching and learning opportunities in a stimulating and sustainable world-class environment,” said Hamilton Wilson, Managing Director of Wilson Architects.

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The project will develop a strong new identity for QUT, creating a new teaching building for the Faculty of Education, the Oodgeroo Unit and E Learning services. Through a partnership with Taylor Cullity Lethlean, extensive landscaping will create a new pedestrian hub for the campus.

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As Australia’s leading education architecture specialists, Wilson Architects was recently awarded a prestigious international CEFPI* Award for James Cook University's Education Central in Townsville. Henning Larsen Architects are known for their visionary design and innovative universities, dynamic mixed-use communities, and iconic cultural landmarks. They are leaders in sustainable expertise in Scandinavia, employing over 300 staff, and with projects currently under construction in more than 10 countries.

 

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