This is a project by FJMT - Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp and it is located at Sydney, Australia. There are twelve images for University of Sydney New Law School and Teaching Complex.
This project redefines the relationship of the University to the City, creating a generous new public domain and entrance that opens the campus to both Victoria Park and City beyond, with the study of law balanced at this edge.
Significant new teaching and library spaces are lit from above within a podium structure to create a series of new public open-spaces for the campus. New built form defines these spaces and urban gateways with layered surfaces of suspended glass and timber louvers, sculptural profiles of stainless steel and point fixed glass. These are kinetic, responsive and intelligent new buildings that respond equally to environmental conditions, the movement of the sun and the preference of each of the occupants.
It is a project of significant architectural and environmental innovation that includes a fully ventilated double skin façade system with automated twisted timber louvers to control heat, light and sun; a sculptural stainless steel light tower that ventilates stale hot air and draws in natural light; a series of ‘social-hub’ bridges that suspend teachers and students above the campus and park in informal spaces of collaboration as important as the high-technology formal lecture theatres, case rooms and moot court.