The Challenge/ Establish a signature building for the Faculty of Arts to affirm the reputation and quality of its academic program. The chosen site was already occupied by an existing basement plant room and 500 seat basement lecture theatre.
Our Solution/ Arts West is built over 7 levels on Professors Walk, opposite the heritage Old Arts Faculty Building. The building structure has been designed to span over the existing basement plant room and 500 seat lecture theatre. This has required massive steel transfer beams, and 22m spanning floors - among the longest spanning floors we have designed to date.
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