CU Midland

CU Midland

Project Details

DATE

2017 – Ongoing

SERVICE

Full Landscape Architectural Services

CLIENT

Curtin University

LOCATION

Midland, WA

 

The new Midland Campus project will provide Curtin University with a new three-storey health focused training facility to provide learning and health simulation facilities primarily for their Faculty of Health Sciences. The architecture and landscape design concept have been developed to express the rich indigenous and industrial context of the Midland area, as well as reflecting the monumental built form and materiality typical of the Curtin Bentley Campus.

The landscape has been designed to address the educational, social, heritage and environmental influences that relate to the campus and its context.  These influences take the form of four threads that are woven through the site to shape external study and landscape spaces and bind the campus into its context whilst ensuring that the values and objectives of the University are captured.

The landscape will provide a variety of publicly accessible open spaces including Blacksmith Lane, the campus green, and an indigenous yarning space. Heritage interpretation is included throughout the site linking to the workshops, together with endemic planting reflecting the site’s location on the edge of the Helena River. Indigenous medicinal gardens and biophilic planting within the building envelope are included to reflect the health focus of the facility.

Category
Place Activation