Our design for the Great Hall and Balcony Room at the University of Technology Sydney [UTS] has created a dramatic new identity for the most important ceremonial space on campus. The signature element of the Great Hall is “The Mantle”, a fluid skin of perforated aluminium comprising more than 1000 unique facets. The Mantle lines the ceiling and walls, integrating lighting, audio-visual, fire and mechanical services into a dynamic whole, breathing new life into the space.
(Also see UTS Balcony Room – Ultimo)
The Mantle comprises over 1000 unique perforated aluminium facets. Designed using Rhino and Grasshopper software, the surface seamlessly integrates audio-visual, lighting, fire, acoustic and mechanical services in a singular dramatic form.
PROJECT: UTS Great Hall and Balcony Room
LOCATION: Broadway, Ultimo, Sydney.
YEAR: 2010 ~ 2011.
CLIENT: University of Technology , Sydney
GROSS FLOOR AREA: 1,985 sqm
VALUE: $8.5M AUD
Competition Phase: DRAW Adam Russell, John de Manincor, Fransisco Layson, Chris Steinbach.
Design Development / Documentation: DRAW Adam Russell, John de Manincor, Fransisco Layson, Lorraine Yip, Zana Wright, Raffaello Rosselli, Nick Sargent, Leisa Tough.
Competition Phase: Kann Finch Group (Collaborating Architects), Steensen Varming (Environment / Mechanical / Electrical /Lighting) ARUP(Acoustics / Structure), MBM (Cost Advice)
Design Development / Documentation: Kann Finch Group (Collaborating Architects), Steensen Varming (Environment / Mechanical / Electrical /Lighting), Audio Systems Logic (Acoustics), Simpson Design Associates (Structure), Warren Smith and Partners (Hydraulics/Fire), Blackett Maguire + Goldsmith (BCA), Aquenta (Cost Planner), Philip Chun (Fire Engineering), The Mack Group (Commercial Kitchen)
PHOTOGRAPHY: © Brett Boardman [all rights reserved]
JOB NUMBER: 1007