University Lawn for the City Campus

 The new University Lawn on the City Campus

The new University Lawn on the City Campus

 Students can take a study break, have lunch, or throw a frisbee on the new lawn.

Students can take a study break, have lunch, or throw a frisbee on the new University lawn.

 Students can take a study break, have lunch, or throw a frisbee on the new lawn.

The new University Lawn allows easy access to Pearsons and Murphy’s in Building 1.

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

      City Campus, adjacent to the Frances Ormond Building courtyard

      Project overview

      In December 2010 the University Lawn on the City Campus was completed. This area provides outdoor recreation space for the University community. It is an ideal place for students and staff to stop for lunch or study.

      A new north facing courtyard flanks the 250m2 lawn. The café of the refurbished Frances Ormond Building (Building 1) opens onto this courtyard. Landscaping features surround the lawn. Features include a wide timber walkway with seating, an avenue of deciduous trees, a screen hedge, and an embankment of newly planted shrubbery.

      The University Lawn is environmentally sustainable. It has recyclable synthetic turf and underground tanks for water capture and storage. Local landscapes and nearby buildings will use the water for irrigation and to flush toilets. This will save 220,000 litres of mains water per year.

      Project update

      December 2010

      The project has reached practical completion. Students can now enjoy the new University Lawn to relax between classes, study outdoors or engage in recreational activities.

      Project timeline

      Works commence

      June 2010

      Works finish

      December 2010

      Consultants

      RMIT Project Manager

      Liz Davies and Peter Royce

      Manager, Client Relations

      David Howard

      Architect

      Peter Elliott Architects

      Main Contractor

      Watpac Civil