WSU Bankstown City Campus
The HDR-designed Western Sydney University Bankstown City Campus has been featured in Architecture + Design. The article titled "WSU Bankstown City Campus" unveils the vertical campuses transformation from a local council car park to a thriving academic, innovation and research precinct.
In the article, HDR Project Leader Alex Wessling discusses the diverse space typologies, and agnostic and informal learning spaces, that have been designed using modular and highly adaptable data-driven design processes so students and staff can seamlessly switch between learning modes. By creating a sensory omniverse of learning experiences, a distinctly student-centred, collaborative experience that meshes education with industry, community and culture has been delivered.
The article goes on to outline the connection between the campus and Country, as well as the innovative thermal and rainwater system; Interface carpet made from ocean waste and recycled fishing nets; upholstery with recycled PET bottle fabrics; and Cradle-to-Cradle certified furniture and finishes, which has awarded the campus an industry-leading 6 Star Green Star rating.
The dynamic vertical building is a facilitator for industry growth and enables cross-pollination of ideas and transdisciplinary innovation in a transformative tertiary knowledge hub.