Don’t just tread the boards on Broadway, design them.
As part of the huge urban renewal project on the site of the old Carlton United Brewery, Fraser’s Broadway (masterminded by Singapore developer Stanley Quek) the University of Technology launched a competition to design the expansion of its Broadway campus.
The design competition, held in two stages and was open to all Australian architects, was for a $150 million AUD, 10 storey, 27,000 square metre centre for Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology, and closed on February 25, 2009.
As part of Fraser’s $2 billion AUD urban renewal project, which will double the local residential population and encompass 11 blocks of retail, commercial and residential buildings, UTS also plans to refurbish the buildings at the base of its existing 30 level building, as well as constructing a 20 storey student’s residence.
Under a master plan that will increase its city campus by a third, UTS has proposed several new buildings, a green, gallery and coffee shops that would be open to the public and new pedestrian walkways that would link the Broadway district with Chinatown and Darling Harbour.
Expected to take a minimum of six years to complete, the university is seeking government funding to assist with the funding of the project
More information: Find out more details of the UTS competition or to find out more news on the Fraser’s Broadway Development