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Learning and Teaching Building, Monash University
by John Wardle Architects

The forms and materiality of the Monash Learning & Teaching Building (LTB) at Monash University in Melbourne reflect a blurring of interior and exterior, between building and campus.

Streets, courtyards, bridges, balconies and stairs are transformed into ravines, clearings, perches, nests and amphitheatres that are choreographed into an interior landscape.

Arranged within neighbourhoods, the clustering of spaces breaks down the scale of the building into smaller, more intimate settings for habitation. Shifts in colour shades and texture of finishes are used to identify different programmatic uses and evoke curiosity.

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