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Victorian Tunnelling Centre
by Grimshaw

Victorian Tunnelling Centre by Grimshaw
Derek Swalwell

Grimshaw has created a learning environment in southeast Australia for training in underground construction.


The Victorian Tunnelling Centre at Holmesglen is the only facility of its kind in Australia where students can train within replica mined and bored tunnels on the same site. It provides a state-of-the-art learning environment for people to be trained in underground construction and tunnelling, and develop the specialised skills required for complex city-shaping projects.

The tunnel section that forms the entrance to the building heralds the significance of the centre’s learning offer and visitor engagement, while the façade design provides a simple, cost-effective solution for fast construction, optimal building performance and engaging play of light.


This project has been longlisted in the civic building category of Dezeen Awards 2022.

Architect: Grimshaw

Project: Victorian Tunnelling Centre

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