Deakin University Central Precinct

Location Deakin University, Burwood Campus, Burwood VIC
Project Completion 2006
Project Size 15,000m2
Project Description The project was designed and constructed incorporating many innovations and industry benchmarks for contemporary education building design issues, including Sustainability, Future Proofing, Flexibility, Occupational Health & Safety, Facility Management, Equality of Access, Life Cycle Costing, Construction Procurement and Constructability. Deakin University Central Precinct responds to Deakin University’s Facility Management strategic requirements, scheduled in the University’s on-line Design Standards. Unlike some designers, H2o architects enjoy exploring innovative and effective responses to these empirical requirements.
Deakin University was the provider, user and construction manager for Central Precinct – a unique procurement model.

Central Precinct is designed for responsible, simple, practical and affordable sustainable design. Technologically complex and sophisticated outcomes are avoided to reduce building costs and building management difficulties.
Central Precinct is sited for passive sustainable design and the optimisation of the effects of sun, wind and solar performance.
Central Precinct also uses modern construction technology as a tool for creating an architecture enriched by an exploration of sustainability enveloped by nature based geometrical patterned facades.