Western Sydney University

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Western Sydney University

Woods Bagot
Nicole England

In the same vein that modern workplaces embrace a diversity of workstyles, the new Western Sydney University (WSU) campus facilitates a wide diversity of learning styles. Situated in the heart of the Parramatta CBD, the WSU campus offers a vertical learning environment designed to foster interaction and collaboration to breakdown traditional campus hierarchies. The interiors concept was developed by Woods Bagot to blur the lines between a traditional commercial office tower and a functional university campus.

Modular seating systems, such as Twig and Prisma by Derlot Editions complemented by individual Colina armchairs and Pix ottomans by Arper, allow for opportunities for students and educators to co-mingle and interact. An array of individual learning pods were created for quiet study featuring the Duna 02 sled based chair by Arper.

Alan Duffy, Woods Bagot’s regional education sector leader said, “responding to a non-faculty brief allowed us to test the blend between formal and informal learning spaces. Our design outcome is a flexible, adaptive vertical campus environment that encourages learning through conversation.”

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