WilkinsonEyre and SKM to design new Advanced Manufacturing Centre in Melbourne

Wilkinson Eyre and SKM have been appointed to design a new building for Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, Australia.

The new building, located on the University's Hawthorn Campus, will be a centre of excellence in manufacturing innovation and collaborative learning that embraces state of the art design, reflecting Swinburne University of Technology's reputation as a leading research institute with strong technology and business connections.

The bold design, which will be a landmark for the University, comprises a six storey block floating above a retained Victorian façade at street level. Sculpted vertical fins, inspired by engine turbine blades, are modelled to achieve optimum solar shading while achieving transparency and an ethereal three-dimensional shape to the outer skin of the building.