Lyons Architects spearheaded a truly collaborative design effort, partnering with local studios Officer Woods, The Fulcrum Agency, Silver Thomas Hanely and Aspect Studios.
Building 360 Boola Katitjin provides it students with new large collaborative learning spaces, experimental technology labs, informal student and academic spaces amongst bespoke retail outlets.
It marks the beginning of the transformation of Murdoch University, creating a new address to the campus, resolving long standing access issues, consolidating the academic core and exploring the potential of using highly flexible spaces to accommodate future needs for teaching and learning.
A distinct feature of Boola Katitjin is its use of a world-leading engineered timber frame. Marking the first mass timber building in Western Australia, this 16,000sqm building feels right at home in the bush campus of Murdoch University.
With its lower carbon footprint and increased opportunities for natural ventilation, the timber structure contributes to the environmental sustainability of the building and will receive a World Leadership 6 Star Green Star rating.
Working closely with builders Multiplex, Innerspace provided over 3,000 pieces of furniture to this new learning precinct. From high tech lecture rooms, cafes and breakout spaces, meeting rooms to laptop and computer labs, a wide range of furniture was selected to create a warm learning environment.
Innerspace Neo Task Chairs and Drafting Chairs were selected for all the lecture rooms and computer labs with the Fortona collection of Sled, Cross Base, 5 Star base and 4 Star Swivel versions used in a variety of settings across all 4 floors of the building.
Scribe Armchairs and Scribe Lounges by Natadora were paired alongside the IO Coffee Table by Tolv for the Level 3 Lounge spaces. Fortona and Centro Tables sliding between the lounge areas to allow for a mixed use space.
For the Workspace areas utilized by Murdoch Staff Members, Innerspace Territory Sit to Stand Workstations were used to improve workplace well being.
Workplace breakout spaces used Centro tables, Poise Chairs and AHA stools while Mexica Lounges and Mexica Armchairs, Noom Series 20 High Back Chair by Actiu were paired with Kile Coffee Tables and Brydie Lounges.
The Innovation Hub required flexible spaces so Form Flip training tables and Quattra Flip Chairs were used so staff and students could easily reconfigure the furniture around.
Innerspace is incredibly proud to be involved with Building 360 Boola Katitjin and helping to position Murdoch University in its goal of pursuing growth in education and research.