This project is a vibrant temporary decanting facility with a 3-5 year lifespan, allowing refurbishment of other Monash College buildings during a high growth period, to then be dismantled to return the site back to a carpark.

Project Name: Monash College Learning Village
Studio Name: Jackson Clements Burrows Architects
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Photography: Richard Wong
Project size: 4600 m2
Project Budget: $23000000
Completion date: 2015
Building levels: 2

Monash College Learning Village by Jackson Clements Burrows Architects - Sheet1
Interior ©Richard Wong

The facility comprises 4600m2 of teaching spaces, staff facilities and student communal areas in a collaborative environment. Nine buildings are linked via colourful external walkways interspersed with social spaces and courtyards.

Monash College Learning Village by Jackson Clements Burrows Architects - Sheet2
Classroom ©Richard Wong

Conceptually, JCB conceived the facility as a celebration of temporary structures, making reference to the construction site gantries and the humble site shed.

Monash College Learning Village by Jackson Clements Burrows Architects - Sheet3
Outdoor View ©Richard Wong

To satisfy a complex delivery timeframe, prefabricated modular design methods were employed to expedite the construction process, in order to meet a first stage 9 month fasttrack design and construction period, with an additional 3 buildings following shortly after.

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