Woods Bagot designs new home for Melbourne Business School

Woods Bagot has led the development of a concept design and planning application for a new Melbourne Business School hub at the University of Melbourne’s Carlton campus.

The 12-storey complex would be located next to the existing business school on Leicester Street in Carlton, facing University Square and the university’s law school. The proposal calls for a Six Green Star-rated building containing multipurpose spaces for teaching, research and socialization.

Bruno Mendes, Woods Bagot principal and design leader on the project, said the design was informed by the architectural history of Carlton.

Melbourne Business School by Woods Bagot.

Melbourne Business School by Woods Bagot.

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“It’s a design that celebrates both the local area and the energy within the school,” he said. “The characteristic elements of Carlton inform the stacked layers of the building, where each urban condition relates to the required program for the new business school.”

Sarah Ball, Woods Bagot’s education leader, said “The building we’ve designed will serve as a catalyst for diversifying what the school does and who they are doing it with.”

“As a single address for graduate business and economics education, it’s also a home where business, community and academic leaders can collaborate on questions that matter.”

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