DESIGN CONCEPTS AND PRINCIPLES
HERITAGE AREAS AND THE PARLIAMENTARY TRIANGLE
- Respecting the heritage of the site, including local flora, fauna and the heritage railway easement.
SCALE AND URBAN FORM
- To provide a scale of development appropriate to the site on Constitution Ave.
- To understand the scale of the new buildings’ effect on amenity of the site and its context, including acoustic, solar and view impacts.
- Reference, enhance and make accessible the natural beauty of the landscape setting through the senses – sight, sound and touch.
MATERIAL AND DETAIL
- Complement the materiality of the natural landscape.
- Harness the natural potential of the site to provide a highly sustainable approach which is communicated through both passive designs, building systems and the realisation of the design.
FLEXBILITY AND DIVERSITY
- Provide a variety of internal and external spaces which can be used for a number of activities.
- Provide diversity in setting to support the pedagogy.
- Provide opportunities for meeting, gathering and collaboration through shared spaces.
ECONOMY AND VALUE
- Consideration of the selection of services systems to provide value in life cycle costing.
- Consideration of material selection for durability and appropriateness for the environment.
- Future Proofing.
GEOMETRY AND ADDRESS
- Understand the importance of UNSW Canberra’s campus on Constitution Ave to provide cues for building and landscape design.
LEGIBILITY AND IDENTITY
- Provide a clear and legible organisation to assist way-finding and orientation.
5 planning steps
Surveys, geotechnical, hazardous materials, fauna, archaeology & indigenous, local context, microclimate, planning requirements, initial stakeholder and community consultation.
analysis OF BRIEF
Compilation and analysis of information gathered through site analysis.
DEVELOPMENT OF DESIGN PRINCIPLES
A clear set of design principles which will be applied across all phases of the project which relate to urban context and functional brief aspirations.
DEVELOPMENT OF SITE STRATEGIES
Application of the findings of the brief analysis onto the site.
DEVELOPMENT OF SITE CONCEPTS
Translations of the site strategies and the functional analysis into design concepts.