As part of their course work, RMIT’s Interior Design students were invited 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 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 cutouts were used as furniture, requiring water cutting, precision polishing and fixing for the structural stability. Indeed, the entire room was custom built, including the stair case, balustrades, handrails, furniture and joinery units, and the aluminium cladding.