PROJECT INFORMATION

Project:
Innovation Campus

Status:
Design Competition 2004

Brief:
3 level incubator office and research facility

Site:
Wollongong,
NSW Australia

CREDITS

Principal in Charge:
Richard Huxley

Design Principal:
Richard Huxley


DESIGN STATEMENT

Located at the cross roads and centre of campus this project will become the heart and focus of life on the new Wollongong Innovation campus. Conceived as a poetic response to the powerful natural landscape between coastline and escarpment, the building is intended to be a sculptural and dynamic form that embodies the dynamic spirit of innovation and progression, a point of departure and fresh beginning for the university.

We created an emerging and shifting building from which, in plan, changes in its east/west alignment twice as it moves towards the coastline. This strategy creates important public spaces around the building and was generated from urban design thinking.