At the heart of Monash University, Clayton is the Northern Plaza, a dynamic student hub adjacent to the Campus Centre.
Underpinning this field of student activity are layered strategies for interaction creating a curated canvas of engagement. Within a 75 x 75 metre frame, Northern Plaza hosts alfresco dining under a leafy canopy, event lawns, BBQs, decks, long civic scaled study desks, informal seating, terraces and linking promenades.
This dynamic strategy invites the university population to come together in an animated urban setting, where music, exercise classes, student clubs, pop ups, cinema and exhibitions, or just lounging around, further enrich the setting. A design that says the more life and activity the better!
Location: Clayton VIC
Client: Monash University
Collaboration: MGS Architects, Irwinconsult, Electrolight
Photography: Ben Wrigley, Andrew Lloyd