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Eastern Precinct Landscape

Architect: Taylor Cullity Lethlean

Monash University | MU31

Winner of the Australian Institute of Architects – Urban Design Award, a compelling, contemporary parkland provides a unique landscape setting to four centrally located residential buildings at Monash Clayton. Designed by Taylor Cullity Lethlean, the landscapes provide communal spaces for approximately 1,000 on campus residents and incorporates a public park, pedestrian and cycle boulevards and spill-out zones for active recreation and food retail. The 40,000-square-metre landscape adopts the U niversity’s native plant preference and incorporates water sensitive urban design. Barbecue and picnic areas offer sheltered seating for year-round use, complemented by custom lighting and furniture. A central park provides opportunities for informal sport and passive recreation, and hosts a range of community and public events throughout the year. The graded banks of its sunken lawn have been carefully designed to rebound balls back into the space. The theatre of campus life is further enabled by a rim of spectator seating on which one can perch or recline. Three ‘Weeping Women’ sculptures by Australian artist Sanné Mestrom enrich the landscape and engage in a dialogue with the history of modern art; and subvert the forms, materials and techniques that are typically associated with canonical male artists’ works.

Need to Know

  • Open: Sat 10am-4pm

  • Photography Restricted: Yes

  • What's Open: All parts

  • Building Type: Landscape

  • Facilities: Toilets

  • Access: Pram accessible, Fully accessible

  • Year Built: 2016

  • Transport: Clayton campus can be reached via Bus routes 630 and 900 from Huntingdale Station, routes 733, 742, 800, 804, 862 and 900 from Oakleigh Station, as well as routes 631, 691, 703 and 737. A free shuttle service will run between Monash Caulfield and Clayton, and Clayton and Peninsula campuses. Free parking available.

  • Photo Credit: Rhiannon Slatter

  • Tour Type: Self-guided

Location

Sports Walk and College Walk, Clayton, Monash University Clayton Campus, VIC

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