To give students at Gold Coast’s Bond University a place to interact and a place to work quietly, Cottee Parker Architects delivered a thoughtful project design that carefully considered the need to create high quality public and private spaces, while still encouraging public use.
The design process was guided by a need to create buildings that would wrap around a central shared gathering space – a place that encourages community and social wellbeing. The scheme makes efficient use of factory-built accommodation pods that are stacked 4-storeys high, which works as a way to offer the site versatility and flexibility, and a high level of quality and consistency.
The quality shared and private spaces, created by specialised siting and strong ESD initiatives, is completely relocatable and reusable. Its factory build ensures a faster and more cost-effective construction process. This method is also more sustainable than traditional building processes with the use of mass production and an improved speed of construction and choice of materials.