ARCHITECTS & INTERIOR DESIGNERS
Client: Trinity College
Project category: Education / Public
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Status: Completed 2016
The recent completion of the Gateway Building marks the largest and most important project undertaken by Trinity College in a century and the culmination of 8 years of planning, design and construction.
At over 4,500 square metres the Gateway Building provides comprehensive facilities for the College’s Foundation Studies programme for international students, including a 400 seat auditorium, 25 tutorial rooms with adjoining breakout spaces, drama studios, student amenities, an art gallery for the College’s collection and administration for the Foundation Studies programme.
Located at the south east corner of the College campus on Tin Alley, the building engages directly with the main University campus and visually links the College and University via a double height atrium, providing views directly through to the Chapel and College grounds.
Faceted triangular timber panels provide striking linings to the walls and ceilings of the auditorium and atrium and have been designed for optimum acoustic performance as well as visual impact.