New façade for Building 3

Ditigal image of the new façade for Building 3

Ditigal image of the new façade for Building 3.

  • Address
  • Project overview
  • Project update
  • Project timeline
  • Consultants
    • Address

      Building 3, 124 Latrobe Street, City

      Project overview

      The Building 3 façade required an update to improve its functionality and visual appeal. The design options were prepared by Peter Elliott Architects.

      The newly completed University Lawn flanks Building 3. This central area of the City Campus has undergone significant visual improvements. As a result, it was important to reinstate the external glazed façade to Building 3 to add to the enhancements.

      A major feature of this refurbishment project was the addition of a double layered glass curtain wall. This wall wraps to the back of the building and provides shelter and sun control on the east façade.

      The University is currently considering several solar panel options for Building 3. Ideally, these panels will power four ventilation fans. The Building 3 fans have been installed to extract heat from between the two east-facing glass facades. The solar panels will be east-facing and possess photovoltaic technology.

      Project update

      January 2011

      Project has reached practical completion.

      Project timeline

      Works commence

      November 4th, 2010

      Works finish

      January 1st, 2011


      RMIT Project Manager

      Sebastian Angus

      Angela Li - Aquenta Consulting

      Manager, Client Relations

      Julian Holdsworth-Smith


      Peter Elliott Architects

      Main Contractor

      Hansen Yuncken