The new promenade at RMIT’s Bundoora Campus resolves a lack of attractive and legible connections across the sprawling campus.
The promenade links between the centre of the campus to Plenty Road and its public transport connections. It provides a generous pedestrian walkway that responds to existing landscape conditions and is furnished with a range of seating, amphitheaters and activity hubs along its length.
The promenade follows a meandering alignment that takes its cues from adjacent alluvial patterns and weaves among significant Eucalyptus trees.
Instead of a formal alignment, typical of many university spines, the design's informal geometry allowed a sense of the surrounding landscape to be incorporated into the pedestrian experience.
2016 AILA VIC Landscape Architecture Award for Civic Landscape
Location Bundoora, Victoria
Client RMIT University
Budget $15,000,000.00 (AUD)
Photography John Gollings and Andrew Lloyd