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Monash University Southern Precinct Landscape

The Monash University Southern Precinct Landscape (SPL) knits together landscapes, teaching buildings and transport hubs, with a landscape design that unites First Nations history with the modernist ideas of the Australian landscape that define the rest of the Monash campus.
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  • Client Monash University, Brookfield Multiplex
  • Location Clayton, Melbourne, Australia
  • Year 2014–2018
ASPECT Studios worked closely with the university to embody its next generation learning space design principles in an exterior setting. The landscape allows the extension of learning from interior spaces to outdoor areas and helps to embed the university’s tutorial and group-work model in a comprehensive way across the entire campus.
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Planting across the project was carried out with climate change in mind. Tree species were chosen for their climate change resilience qualities, with many species taken from the more arid interior of New South Wales.
Aspect Monash 15
  • TEAM Collaboration between ASPECT Studios and Urban Initiatives, John Wardle Architects (JWA), Peter Elliot Architecture and Urban Design, Irwin Consult, NDY, Megan Cope (artist), Paul Thompson, Tree Logic, MGS (Masterplan), MUMA, Inala Cooper, Lynette Russell, Rueben Berg, OMA (M-Pavilion), Monash Indigenous Advisory Council (IAC) , Monash Yulendj Indigenous Engagement Unit
  • PHOTOGRAPHY Andrew Lloyd, Drew Echberg. Peter Bennets, VUAS