RMIT University Urban Spaces
Stage Two 2000 - 2007
“What the (architects) have done is clean up our backyard which is now a central meeting place for students and staff. They helped bring more life to what was once a neglected part of the campus.” Professor Margaret Gardner AO, Vice-Chancellor, RMIT University
“The judges thought (University Lawn) a clever, thoughtful and intelligent plan to create a public space.” AIA Walter Burley Griffin Award national jury 2010
(north) Alumni Stair
Sector 5 is at the intersection of a number of circulation routes that criss-cross the campus. Its main feature is a big stairway that links University Way through an arch in the old Gaol walls to Alumni Court beyond. It is an urban space with considerable drama.
Sector 12 Alumni Court
Alumni Court is a large walled courtyard with direct access from the campus through to Russell Street. It is a retreat space away from the bustle of the city – a place to pause and contemplate or run around on the lawn. It is also an event space for large marquees and festivals.
Sector 13 The Belvedere
The Belvedere is a terrace that links the former legal precinct buildings and spaces to the main campus and Russell Street. The terrace which sits at the top of an embankment overlooks University lawn and the walls of the old Gaol.