Amalgamating labs and classrooms into one building allows for an integrated interactive learning experience for students on campus
To create an interactive learning experience for engineering students, Murdoch University was looking to relocate and amalgamate their research laboratories and educational facilities. Rather than having multiple buildings spread throughout campus, the Engineering Building would be integrated and flexible to future expansion.
Our structural engineers designed the new facility to accommodate various teaching requirements and allow students to conduct experiments and seamlessly transition into a classroom to review and reinforce outcomes. This was made possible through the design of a double-height laboratory with elevated walkways and platforms and an adjoining two-storey concrete frame teaching block. To introduce natural light to the learning experience, a rooftop lecture space was included above the laboratory while the workshop features a steel frame with translucent sheets on a curved profile. A roll-shutter door at the rear allows large vehicle access to serve commercial uses.
Murdoch’s new engineering building is now a home base for students that features open space for flexibility of use. The installation of a range of lab equipment also offers futureproofing for the evolution of teaching and commercial needs.
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