UoM George Hicks Building

International House

Client: The University of Melbourne
Status: Complete 2015

The George Hicks Building adds a significant new type of graduate student accommodation to the International House college community.  The building is located at the southern end of the campus as a bookend to the central student common. The building has a lyrical curving form to take advantage of the extraordinary landscape setting with extensive views over Royal Park, Royal Parade and the college campus.  It is a very collegiate and welcoming building with a student cafe, tutorial and conference facilities on the ground floor.  There are three residential levels above the student common containing 57 self-contained units. The arrival point on each floor is focused around student lounge spaces which link to the lift and stair circulation system to encourage social interaction.