Charles Sturt University, Dubbo Campus: Stage II

Webster-Mannison, Marci (2005) Charles Sturt University, Dubbo Campus: Stage II. St Lucia, QLD, Australia, School of Architecture, The University of Queensland.

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Author Webster-Mannison, Marci
Title Charles Sturt University, Dubbo Campus: Stage II
Place of publication St Lucia, QLD, Australia
Publisher School of Architecture, The University of Queensland
Publication date 2005
Total pages 1 Architectural project
Language eng
Subject 120101 Architectural Design
120104 Architectural Science and Technology (incl. Acoustics, Lighting, Structure and Ecologically Sustainable Design)
1201 Architecture
Formatted Abstract/Summary
Research Background: There is a clear need to identify relevant models for opening the pathways for rural women and men to take up tertiary education in or much closer to their local communities. Dubbo Campus Stage II responded by creating a unique architectural response to the rethinking of the pedagogical approach based on a hybrid mode of delivery.

Research Contribution:
In the case of the Dubbo Campus Stage II, it is the meaningful and original architectural design underpinning the educational philosophy that makes this project so distinctive. Furthermore, the new semi-circular buildings linked by curved covered walkways represented a challenging construction technique of rollforming in 18 metre lengths.

Stage II features interactive video and telephone studios, a multi-mode science laboratory, a unique 100 seat interactive teaching theatre, an outdoor teaching studio and a flexible mutli-media art studio in addition to a student union, office space and a secure landscaped courtyard. The 100 seat interactive teaching theatre is unique in allowing students to work in small groups around specially designed tables while having the option to communicate with a remote lecturer in a number of modes including individual, small group or whole class.

The campus benchmarks the architectural integration of state-of-the-art communication technologies to provide regional Australia with access to quality higher education.

Research Significance:
The significance of this project is that it overcomes barriers for hybrid mode of delivery and interactive teaching through the creation of buildings that are not only striking and technically challenging in their design, but that create innovative spaces that are unique in their facilitation of cooperative, problem-based learning in a hybrid mode.
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