A new state-of-the-art student living precinct spanning four residential buildings has been officially opened at Monash University.
The Governor of Victoria, the Honourbale Linda Dessau AM, opened the buildings on Thursday.
Each of the
four new halls of residence has been named in honour of an academic who made a significant contribution to the University and the field in which they worked.
The multi-level buildings will accommodate 1000 students in self-contained studio apartments in the centre of the Clayton campus. A number of apartments have been designed to accommodate mobility-impaired residents.
Building 89, designed by Hayball and Richard Middleton Architects.[/caption]The apartments measure approximately 20 square metres and feature kitchen and bathroom facilities and fully furnished living spaces, VOIP telephone handsets and high-speed internet access.
Surrounding landscape, communal spaces, an outdoor cinema, shops, cafes and walkways will be developed in conjunction with the buildings.
Monash President and Vice-Chancellor Professor Margaret Gardner AO said the buildings’ leading-edge design focused on sustainability, accessibility and fostered a strong sense of community.
“A growing number of students are choosing to live on campus, and Monash is delighted to expand our exceptional residential offerings,” Professor Gardner said.
“Through the creation of this new residential community students have access to an affordable, inclusive and sustainable living environment where they can study, engage and relax.”
Building 88, designed by Hayball and Richard Middleton Architects.[/caption] In recognition of their respective contributions to the development of Monash, their leadership and service to the University, the halls have been
named in honour of: