LEA WA Chapter Site Visit 1 - Ezone UWA Student Hub and UWA School of Indigenous Studies

  • 07 April 2021
  • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM (AWST)
  • Meet at Ezone Student Hub, University of Western Australia, Crawley

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Learning Environments Western Australian Chapter invites you to join us for a double tour at the University of Western Australia. Ezone UWA Student Hub is the first tour followed by the School of Indigenous Studies. Click here to download the site visit flyer.




Ezone Student Hub

Two key themes drove the design of the EZONE UWA Student Hub:

_“Connection and Exchange”; connecting people, ideas, places, and blurring traditional boundaries that separate disciplines, students, research and industry.

_“Inside-Out and Outside-In”; displaying internal learning and activity to the wider community, extending the beauty of the UWA campus landscape deep into the building.

The project connects new and repurposed buildings, making a new Western Gateway into the heart of the Campus. The high Gateway roof defines a shared pedestrian zone flanked by café and informal learning steps; a social heart for both engineering and community. Beautiful UWA planting runs into and up the building, blurring the line between inside and outside. A golden ‘veil’ envelops the building, excluding glare and heat with a unique design linked to one of the “100 treasures from UWA”, a six pointed sun symbol. The veil brings dappled light into the building and public spaces.



School of Indigenous Studies

The UWA Campus has traditionally ‘turned its back on the river’ with development, however the focus of the Bilya Marlee (School of Indigenous

Studies) landscape and building provides a model for the Campus to connect to Country.

The Bilya Marlee landscape physically and visually engages with the new building and provides visual connections between the site and the Derbal Yerrigan. The retention and protection of the existing Marri and Jarrah trees, some of which were several hundred years old, was key to the development of the landscape and building design. The landscape design is a true celebration of endemic species with a carefully designed strategy to showcase flowers, textures and colours throughout the Nyoongar Six Seasons. A range of low key seating provide various opportunities for places to gather or take time out from the busy campus, and places for outdoor learning.



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