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Melbourne Connect

Melbourne Connect is a purpose-built innovation precinct produced in partnership by the University of Melbourne and its private partners. It takes its name from its purpose: to “connect” researchers and students with government, industry, start-ups, artists and the nearby science museum.
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  • TRADITIONAL OWNERS & ONGOING CUSTODIANS OF THE LAND Wurundjeri Woi-Wurrung Country
  • Client Lend Lease / University of Melbourne
  • Location Melbourne, Australia
  • Year 2016–2021
Composed of three laneways, the forecourt and a central Oculus, the public domain creates significant urban and green public space for the precinct and the wider Carlton community. The Oculus has a series of planted arbours that inject greenery into a podium landscape with limited deep soil planting opportunities.
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  • TEAM Woods Bagot, Hayball, ARUP
  • AWARDS 2021 Victorian Premier's Design Award - shortlisted
  • PHOTOGRAPHY ASPECT Studios