Midland Campus Curtin University, Perth Higher Education Building, Australia Architecture Photos

Midland Campus, Curtin University, Perth, Australia

20 Aug 2021

Design: Silver Thomas Hanley Architecture / Lyons Architecture

Location: Perth, Western Australia

Midland Campus, Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia

Photos by Dion Robeson

Midland Campus, Curtin University, Perth

The design concept for the Curtin University Midland Campus takes cues from the rich Indigenous culture and the industrial context of the Midland area in Western Australia. It also reflects the monumental built form and materiality typical of the Curtin Bentley Campus.

Midland Campus, Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia

The three-storey health-focused educational building contains a mix of learning and teaching spaces, including immersive simulation-based environments. The design also allows it to be adapted for use by other university disciplines and external stakeholders.

Midland Campus, Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia

Midland Campus incorporates a singular brick form that is conceptually carved open to reveal student social spaces. Student activity is exposed to the surrounding context through a feature stair and external seating/planter space, and upper-level balconies that project toward key vistas.

Curtin University Midland Campus, Perth building design

These ‘urban rooms’ create external collaborative study areas, connecting to the activity within. The facade’s brick brise-soleil veil extends over the balconies and main entry zone to the north-west, with the hit-and-miss brick allowing for light and air to filter through the external student spaces and provide shading from direct sunlight.

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The brick envelope is rich in detail, refecting the craftsmanship of the adjacent Midland Railway Workshops – with corbelling, brick brise-soleil, textured surfaces and an expressed gradient of brick colours that exemplify a civic-scale building in a contemporary form.

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Curtin University Midland Campus in Perth – Building Information

Builder: PS Structures
Brick Manufacturer: Austral Bricks
Mason Contractor: PWD Construction – Email:+61 414 908 662

Photographer: Dion Robeson – Email: hello@dionrobeson.com.au

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