Building designed by FJMT Architects
The international competition for the New Law School was the most ambitious and significant development at the University since the great buildings of Edmund Blacket in the 1860s and Leslie Wilkinson in the 1920s. Architects selected to participate in this design competition included 3xNielsen (Denmark), Axel Schultes Architekten (Germany) in association with Stanisic Associates, Foster and Partners (UK) / Hassell Pty Ltd, Bligh Voller Nield, Donovan Hill / GHD / Wilson Architects, and Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp.
We interpreted this project as an opportunity to redefine and reinterpret the architectural dialectic between city and campus: to extend the public domain and create a new opening of the University to the community, parkland and city beyond, with the study of law balanced carefully at this edge; to transform a great turn-of-the-century campus, damaged by post war development, into a more open, welcoming environment reflecting contemporary social values and aspirations. read more archdaily