The Monash Business School Alumni Centre, is a hybrid education space offering maximum flexibility to accommodate a variety of types and size of occupation. Acknowledging its location at the top end of Collins St, the design amplifies its uniquely elevated position, tucked between the lush Melbourne Club garden and the Collins Street vista created by the 70’s sawtooth facade.
The facility acts as a catalyst for engagement between the university and industry, a combination of workspaces for staff, students and professional development education. The project explores the definition of the ‘third space,’ intentionally bluring the boundary between work, living and learning. Detailing and materials where selected to provide a timeless, crafted approach to the experience of the spaces. They are presented in a manner more typical of a high-end residential setting – making the space comfortable and welcoming and to encourage extended dwelling beyond formal scheduled events.