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Design development for the New Law Faculty Building has now been completed and development approval granted for commencement of the “early works” which includes the demolition of existing degraded buildings on the site together with excavation works. These preliminary works have now commenced and can be viewed via Web cam
It is anticipated that the Stage 2 Development Application for the construction of the Law Faculty Building will be processed by the Department of Infrastructure Planning and Natural Resources (DIPNR) shortly allowing the construction phase to proceed immediately following completion of preliminary site works.
Image:A schematic view of the new Faculty of Law building viewed from Victoria Park. The Main Quadrangle Buildings and the Anderson Stuart Building can be seen in the background.
The Faculty building and associated components of the project occupy a significant site within the Camperdown Campus bounded by Fisher Library, Eastern Avenue, the Carslaw Building, and, Victoria Park.
The four major components of the project are the Faculty of Law Building, including a Moot Court facility, Faculty of Law Library, Teaching Spaces, and Forecourt.
Image: An elevated view of the building from Victoria Park.
Image:An elevated view of the building and forecourt - the second teaching building can be viewed in the foreground.
The Faculty of Law Building is the visually dominant element of the project occupying an elevated position on a linear north south orientation defining the campus perimeter with Victoria Park. Rather than forming a barrier the building is lifted above the groundplane with its northern section splayed providing an “open door” orientation towards the city, reinforcing the connection of law with the CBD’s legal precinct and wider society.
This building, over four levels, will accommodate the faculty academic and administrative staff, together with a range of research centres and institutes, and will incorporate collaborative spaces, meeting and conference rooms.