St Catherines College Student Accommodation

Crawley, WA, Australia

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AJ+C’s design for student accommodation at the University of Western Australia’s Crawley Campus provides 250 self-catered apartments and associated residents’ facilities.

Quality student accommodation The St Catherine’s College student housing design features five new buildings comprising 200 studios and 50 larger units for academics. Thirteen apartments are fully accessible, and all feature kitchenettes and bathrooms. There is also a three-bedroom apartment for the head of school.

Campus integration Acknowledging the campus’ focus on landscape and views, the design team has minimised the new buildings’ heights at four storeys each. These connect with existing buildings via transparent walkways and glazed bridges, and all five buildings feature setbacks and roof gardens. Facilities include common rooms, a lap pool, tutorial rooms, private music rooms and breakout spaces.

Ecologically Sustainable Design Environmental initiatives include climate-sensitive building design, energy and water-efficient fixtures and fittings, rainwater harvesting and effective water management systems, solar panels, natural lighting and ventilation, orientation, efficient lighting control systems, and landscaping.

  • Date
    2014
  • Client
    The University of Western Australia
  • GFA
    20,235 m²

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