About the project
Saint John Paul II building T landscape is a landmark project for the Australian Catholic University (ACU) is a centrepiece for state-of-the-art postgraduate learning, professional education, research, participation and industry engagement.
The building is one in a series of projects that Conrad Gargett developed for the master plan of the facility. It occupies a central commanding position within the radial planning framework; a cornerstone symbolising the next phase of development on campus.
The three level design is open and inviting. The permeability of the base facilitates campus activities and student engagement, contributing to the vitality of the place. The development strongly relates to the original heritage listed building and sets up a formal axis with the existing chapel to create a significant Community Court at the heart of the campus. The design responds rigorously to time and cost.
Merit for Excellence in Architecture — New Building by the Society for College and University Planning.