Architect: Taylor Cullity Lethlean
Monash University | MU11
Completed in 2018, Queens Walk is one of three iconic pedestrian and cyclist promenades envisaged by the Monash Masterplan to provide intuitive and universal access at Caulfield. Designed by landscape architects, Taylor Cullity Lethlean, the landscape comprises a raised, tree-lined walk and interstitial spaces for informal outdoor study, events and recreation. The landscape replaces a sunken dead-end road that acted as a fissure between precincts, and plays a critical role in establishing Caulfield as a world-class campus. The project addresses the legacy of former residential subdivisions and the site’s rich history as Monash Caulfield and Chisholm Institutes of Technology from 1968 to 1990. As a counterpoint to Dandenong Road and Sir John Monash Drive, the walk provides diverse, relaxed landscapes supported by a mix of quality food offerings. Queens Walk can be occupied in a range of ways that support and enhance the campus experience, and allows for the temporary installation of marquees to support community events. A critical consideration for the design is the rationalisation of multiple grade levels. The original ground plane has been substantively raised to create seamless connections between the civic spaces of the Campus Green and Library. The landscape adopts a predominantly native plant palette, complemented by lawns interspersed with Lemon Scented Gum (Corymbia citriodora).
Need to Know
Open: Thursday 1 January 10am-4pm
What's Open: All parts
Tour Type: MU11
Access: Pram accessible, Fully accessible
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: Taylor Cullity Lethlean
Photography Restricted: Yes
Queens Avenue, 900 Dandenong Road, Caulfield East, Monash University Caulfield Campus, VIC