University of Tasmania Cradle Coast Campus
Philp Lighton Architects and Room 11 Architects in partnership with John Wardle Architects as lead consultant in the Northern Transformation of the University of Tasmania have designed the Cradle Coast Campus. The project is currently in construction and will when complete provide an exemplar facility for the North West Coast. The project is unique in that the campus was conceived to be contained within one building. In responding to the University's design requirements of Community, Aesthetics, Functional, Technology and be Distinctively Tasmanian the design team have created a 5500 square meter two level building which contains Tasmanian decorative and structural timber elements, smart building systems, a green roof containing 10,000 native plants and among other specialist spaces a 12 bed nursing simulation ward. Through a landscape rejuvenation project the entire foreshore of West Park is being returned to a natural setting exhibiting water sensitive design and the encouragement of the local penguin colony to re populate the headland. The project is due for completion September 2021.