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XO Dining

Architect: Kosloff Architecture, Urban Initiatives (Landscape Architects)

Monash University | MU15

Located at the base of the Hargrave- Andrew Library at Monash Clayton, XO Dining is a relaxed sanctuary for informal meetings and study supported by high quality food outlets. Comprising two retailers and a shared informal dining area, the space designed by Kosloff Architects and Urban Initiatives opens directly onto the English-style Kenneth Hunt Garden. The significant garden was established by the founding Dean of Engineering, around a central tree grown from a cutting of the original Newton’s Apple Tree. Drawing reference to the idea of discovery and the navigational symbol for ‘distinctive tree’, are the letters ‘XO’. Clues and cues that provide further information on this peculiar name are hidden within the venue to inspire further discovery. As the university motto goes, ‘ancora imparo’ – even while we eat or relax, meet or congregate, ‘we are still learning’. Shortlisted for Best Retail Design – Eat Drink Design Awards 2017

Need to Know

  • Open: Thursday 1 January 10am-4pm

  • Photography Restricted: Yes

  • What's Open: All parts of the building

  • Tour Type: MU15

  • Access: Pram accessible, Fully accessible

  • Building Type: Commercial

  • Facilities: Toilets

  • Year Built: 2017

  • 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: Andrew Lloyd


13 College Walk, Clayton, Monash University Clayton Campus, VIC


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