UTS Central Wins Educational Architecture Award

Demonstrating how 21st century University buildings should prepare the professions for their futures. 

Congratulations to the University of Technology Sydney (UTS), fjcstudio (formerly fjmtstudio) and DJRD with Lacoste + Stevenson (Original Broadway Podium Design) for winning the Educational Architecture Award in the 2023 NSW Architecture Awards with UTS Central.

RCC is proud to have been involved in the construction of the impressive 17-storey vertical campus in the heart of the Broadway Campus. The glass-encased building features state of the art learning commons and collaborative spaces, a new UTS Library, a super lab, UTS reading room, food court and Faculty of Law and Engineering accommodation and learning facilities. The team worked with numerous end users throughout the construction period to deliver unique fit out requirements that meet faculty needs whilst working with the curved façade and building voids.

The UTS Central project comprises a number of trademark features including a double helix staircase, geometric automated shade panels on the northern façade and a water recycling scheme sourced from the neighbouring Central Park. This initiative was a contributing factor to achieving the building’s 5 Star Green Star Design rating.

As cited by the Awards jury, “The diverse and varied teaching and study spaces provide options for both intimate and group work as well as centralised or satellite tutorial. The refined detailing, finishes, co-ordination of services, acoustics and lighting of UTS Central, demonstrates how 21st Century University buildings should prepare the professions for their future.”

Take a look inside UTS central: