The new Living in Accommodation (L.I.A) facility, directly addresses the Defence Force Green Building Requirements and Environmental Sustainable Design performance standards.
The project comprises the construction of new buildings and refurbishment of existing, to provide working, teaching and living-in accommodation.
Housing and supporting the functions of the Defence Force School of Signals, the project includes 216, five level self contained student accommodation, two multi-purpose facilities and the refurbishment of existing accommodation.
Master plan concepts were developed, maximising the utilisation of the existing spaces, considering the need for an integrated training and living environment.
Woodhead’s design team have allowed for future stages of development by designing simple building forms that knit into the existing infrastructure, maximising the existing natural and human made site features.
The proposed Living in Accommodation buildings are located in an open area, addressing site ecology and micro climate, seeking to lessen the impact of the built environment and resulting in a healthier place in which to live, work and learn.