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Sable Drop Cafe and Amphitheatre

Architect: Jackson Clements Burrows

Monash University | MU07

Located at the northern end of Queens Walk, the Sable Drop Cafe and Amphitheatre is a versatile indoor-outdoor multi-purpose catered venue and meeting place designed by Jackson Clements Burrows. The design rationalises a previously inefficient floor layout to deliver an expanded café with meeting rooms, improved connections to academic spaces further within the interior of Building H, a Next Generation lectorial space, and a reinterpreted outdoor terrace. The amphitheatre enables spill-out of activities from the Cafe and provides universal access up to Queens Walk, the Library and Art, Design and Architecture Precinct, by way of an integrated ramp. The amphitheatre is an adaptable facility occupied for both informal learning and socialisation, as well as hosting organised events such as public talks and lectures. It includes built-in fixed seating, complemented by loose furniture that enables flexible use for individual and group work, study or recreation. Native landscaping, a key defining feature of Monash’s campuses, is integrated throughout the terrace, and the timber decking provides a warm, welcoming interface that complements the glass and steelmesh surfaces of the Cafe façade, canopy and wind breaks adjacent.

Need to Know

  • Open: Sat 10am-4pm

  • Photography Restricted: Yes

  • What's Open: Cafe and amphitheatre accessible form Queens Walk

  • Building Type: Education

  • Facilities: Toilets, Food and beverage available

  • Access: Pram accessible, Fully accessible

  • Year Built: 2018

  • Website: www.jcba.com.au

  • Transport: Caulfield Station is located directly opposite the campus. Tram Stop 57: Route 3 and 3a and bus routes 624 and 900. A free shuttle service will run between Monash Caulfield and Clayton, and Clayton and Peninsula campuses. Free parking available.

  • Photo Credit: Monash Universtiy and Andrew Lloyd

  • Tour Type: Self-guided

Location

Building H, 900 Dandenong Road, Caulfield East, Monash University Caulfield campus, VIC

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