University of Melbourne L1
Level 1 Queensberry St is an intensive teaching and examination space. The built environment has been creatively repurposed from its original function as a carpark that serviced the 27,000m2 faculty building. The space has been designed to seamlessly transform between its two primary functions as an examination venue for 300 students and 6 flexible flat floor learning environments used for intensive learning and external training.
With the use of skyfold operable walls and custom designed furniture, the space offers the ability to house two functions at varying sizes with no offsite storage while changing between functions.
The environmental design of the space supports students through a variety of scenarios from last minute cramming- to peer to per learning, as well as supporting a growing need for third spaces across the universities grounds. The former carpark ramp has been reimagined as a stepped wintergarden with adhoc, and scheduled social activities, music performance and movie nights, providing a social and practical link for pedestrian movement to the level 1 facility.