University of Newcastle
Education, Workplace, Interiors
The University of Newcastle engaged SDA to deliver a fun, vibrant and imaginative revitalisation of the Hunter Building’s Retail Precinct, located on its Callaghan campus. Built upon and within the existing brutalist Hunter Building, this insertion elicits a feeling of safety and protection, not only from the natural elements (sun, rain, wind), but also from the traditionally restrictive structures of tertiary education.
Adaptable and multipurpose to reflect the multifaceted needs of its student users, the design facilitates collaboration, amenity access and respite by providing a food retail space, an outdoor learning (partially covered) courtyard space, and a Student ‘Survive U’ kitchen / breakout / study space.