H2o Architects’ KA5 Building featured in Architecture & Design

Posted on May 14, 2021

Thank you to Architecture & Design for recently featuring our Deakin KA5 project, a completely new, contemporary workspace for the university’s Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment (SEBE).

Designed to infill an underutilised courtyard, we transformed three floors of Building KA to accommodate projected growth in staff and Higher Degree by Research (HDR) student numbers. Importantly, the project also shepherds in Deakin’s Workspace Principles, providing an effective, engaging, and efficient workspace that responds to the different ways people work.

Deakin KA5, along with the Montrose Primary School Gymnasium and the new high-tech Research Building for UTS have been entered into this year’s Australian Institute of Architecture Awards. Winners are to be announced in June.

Deakin KA5. A dramatic central spheroid light well, large glazed sawtooth roof ridges, and voluptuous ceiling valleys break up the rigidity of the interior and draw light deep into the floorplan and lower level. Photo by Kane Jarrod.