Architects Six Degrees, in collaboration with consultants, Sustainable Built Environments, designed a new home for Architecture and Design at UTAS, within an existing diesel workshop. The design builds on the industrial character of the previous life of the building whilst exemplifying the strong environmental focus, timber research and learning by making philosophy of the course. The result is a high quality education facility that has been achieved with modest means whilst celebrating its working past.
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Address: 8 Invermay Rd, Launceston
Open: Pre-booked tour only: 2.30pm, Saturday 7 September
Highlights: Adaptive reuse, original tram shed equipment.
Tours: 2.30pm - tour leaves from the entrance to the building.
Building specs: Type: University building. Built: 1951. Fit-out: 2007.
Access details: Pram and wheelchair access to the whole of the building.
1951 original building: unknown. 2007 fit-out: Six Degrees with Sustainable Built Environments.