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MADA Courtyards

Architect: Glas Urban

Monash University | MU05

MADA East and West Courtyards operate as external work, study, social and event spaces for the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture (MADA) at Monash Caulfield. Located on either side of the award-winning Ian Potter Sculpture Court, they were revitalised in 2018 by Glas Urban to enable greater cohesion of the Eastern Precinct in which they sit. Aligned with the Monash Masterplan vision for Caulfield, the courtyards are considered an extension of adjoining learning, teaching and research spaces, and have been designed to enable working models to be wheeled out for further development and/or display. These ‘working courtyards’ complement adjoining interior workshops within Buildings D, E and G, and build on the material and design language of the Sculpture Court and nearby Campus Green. Set between Building G and the library, MADA West Courtyard comprises an open air informal amphitheatre, with a striking copse of Smooth-barked Apple (Angophora costata) trees. MADA East Courtyard features a unifying sunken lawn. Illawarra Flame (Brachychiton acerifolius) trees provide seasonal shade and colour, contributing to the sense of relief and enclosure within this urban environment. The landscapes are flexible, adaptable and incorporate water-sensitive urban design.

Need to Know

  • Open: Thursday 1 January 10am-4pm

  • Photography Restricted: Yes

  • What's Open: All parts of the building

  • Tour Type: MU05

  • Tour Details: Volunteers and landscape architect may be at hand to provide further information

  • Access: Pram accessible, Fully accessible

  • Facilities: Toilets, Food and beverage available

  • Year Built: 2018

  • 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: Andrew Lloyd


Buildings G, E and D, 900 Dandenong Road Caulfield East, Monash University Caulfield Campus, VIC


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