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Melbourne School of Design Glyn Davis Building

Architect: John Wardle Architects and NADAAA 2016

Located at the centre of the University of Melbourne’s Parkville campus, the Glyn Davis building houses the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning and its graduate school, the Melbourne School of Design. The state-of-the-art facility, designed collaboratively by John Wardle Architects (Melbourne) and NADAAA (Boston), is a large-scale laboratory for built environment education and research, and sets a new standard for design education in the Asia-Pacific region.

A living learning building, the site has been an educational tool since 2010. Its transparency supports the vision of a pedagogical space with carefully exposed materials and structures allowing occupants insight into the minds of the designers and the processes of construction.

Photos: Courtesy of Melbourne University



MSDx Winter Virtual Exhibition

Visit MSDx for a glimpse of future innovations in the built environment.

How we live together is being dramatically transformed. MSDx showcases the imagination and innovation of the next generation of built environment professionals from the Melbourne School of Design, as they explore how communities, cities and environments change and co-exist.

For the first time, MSDx will be held as a virtual exhibition on an interactive multimedia platform designed to elevate and showcase hundreds of pieces of studio work by our talented students.

“We are framing design not simply as a collection of professions, disciplines or techniques, but as a vantage on the world from which things can be seen and achieved” explains Melbourne School of Design Director, Professor Alan Pert.

MSDx represents an explicit critique of the Melbourne context seen through the lens of over 80 studios (architecture, landscape, planning, graphic design, urban design and more.


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