Holmesglen’s new Learning Commons and Student Hub was conceived as a new social heart for the campus and seeks to redefine the student experience & accommodate the evolving learning requirements of the students. The project involved the adaptive re-use of an existing 1970’s building and construction of a new wing to provide an innovative new Learning Commons, formal & informal meeting spaces, and Student Hub/Information Office facility.
The new building acts as a billboard for Holmesglen, providing clarity of wayfinding and promoting activity to the heart of the campus. The important experience of arriving at the facility has been re-described to provide a vibrant destination & central hub with the inclusion of an active ‘urban square’ and a distinctive landmark building.
The strategies of promoting the ‘sticky campus’, as well as clearly articulating function and connectivity have allowed us to design a transformative building which has reinvigorated the Holmesglen campus.