Tour of the Jeffrey Smart Building

Tour of the Jeffrey Smart Building


Posted 2014-05-07 by James Newcombefollow

I was fortunate enough to catch a tour of the new $80M, 8 level Jeffrey Smart building (student learning centre) in Hindley street's West end, and was thoroughly impressed by the quality and design of the envelope and spaces.

Local architects Phillips/Pilkington collaborated with Melbourne firm John Wardle Architects on this modern, state of the art building named after the famous artist Jeffrey Smart, who passed away in 2013.

The building is the jewel in the crown of Uni SA, and a revitalised West End precinct. It will provide cutting edge learning spaces and services, including the Campus Library, Campus Central, Language and Learning services, International student support, career services and more.

Opened on the 28th April, the building wraps around a central courtyard, and offers unique views of the Adelaide skyline. An additional attraction for students will be an inflatable screen showing outdoor movies.

The welcoming ground floor spaces include a north facing cafeteria overlooking Hindley st, and a multi-function space which can be used as a lecture area, cinema or function room.

A range of places and enclosures has been designed for different modes of learning; including books and small-scale study areas, digital and virtual resources, as well as more collaborative and social learning environments.

Students will be able to borrow a book from the library whilst heating up their lunch or waiting for a coffee, charge their laptop and phone in a locker, book a study space, experience innovative technology in the Tech Zone or get learning and study support, all in the one building.

The building will be a great place for students to study in for decades to come, providing a focal 'hub' for the University campus. It is also a welcome addition to an otherwise drab end of Hindley st, bringing new life into the area which will no doubt, improve local businesses as well.

Building tours will be scheduled from June. More information will be available shortly, check the Uni SA website for details.
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