Rich Crookes ANU Student 005

Client: Australian National University (ANU)
Architect: Nettleton Tribe
Delivery Form: Design & Construction
Location: Acton, ACT
Value: $108m
Completion date: January 2019

The project consists of two new 8 storey buildings, Bruce Hall and Wright Hall that feature symmetrical representation to create a singular image. The two halls are made up of 800 bed student residences incorporating two fully and self-catered dining halls, communal recreation areas, storage for 800 bicycles, and landscaping. The communal areas include study rooms, theatrette, laundry, common room, landscaped roof terraces and kitchen gardens. The project involved demolition of the existing Bruce Hall building and ground remediation prior to construction commencing.

Each building contains a dining hall located along the edges of University Avenue allowing the students to have a physical and visual connection between the respective halls. Given the historic placement of the existing Bruce Hall Dining facility, the proposed placement provides a historic link to the previous hall and the relationship of the diners to the University Avenue.