LocationBuilding 14, RMIT City Campus
Project ManagerIbosh Cukur
DatesNovember – December 2017
Principal ConsultantLyons Architects
Delivery MethodFixed Lump Sum
RMIT’s Interior Design students were invited as part of their course work to take part in a design competition aimed at providing the New Academic Street (NAS) project with a purpose-built “Makers Space” within the City campus Library. This gave students design influence on the NAS project and exposed them to industry experts from Lyons Architecture and Schiavello Interiors.
The winner, Keira Kailun Wu, was awarded an internship with industry giants Lyons Architecture. The fitout was split over two levels and the space was designed for students to be able to work collaboratively on models and allow development of ideas and concepts, together with 3D printing technology.
Alchemy assisted the unique furniture design, where the plywood stencil wall feature cut-outs were used as furniture, requiring water cutting, precision polishing and fixing for the structural stability. Indeed, the entire room was custom built, including the staircase, balustrades, handrails, furniture, joinery units and the aluminium cladding.