Western Sydney University, Parramatta Sydney Campus

CompanyWoods Bagot
ClientWoods Bagot
DesignerGeorgia Singleton
Prize3rd Place in Interior Design / Institutional
Entry Description

Western Sydney University’s Parramatta City Campus is a pivotal campus connected to business and the community; a showpiece for blended learning in a spatially diverse and student-centred environment. Developed to blur the lines between a traditional commercial office tower and a functional university campus, the design offers a vertical learning environment designed to foster interaction, collaboration and partnerships with local business and industry. The interiors strategy was centred on the concept of “me (student), we (university), us (community)”; a methodology manifest in the place making strategy as well as the base palette approach. Featuring a porous core, the atrium creates a sense of community and connectivity allowing for greater mobility while promoting a collegiate spirit between floors. Creating a unifying and flexible environment for WSU students via the application of future-focused education principles, the design has delivered an agile campus multidisciplinary in function, innovative in approach and entrepreneurial in spirit.