Completed in late 2016, Northern Plaza at Monash University’s Clayton Campus is being described as the social hub of the university, serving as a dynamic space to host alfresco dining and event opportunities.
Located adjacent to the Clayton Campus Centre, the new dynamic social hub supports alfresco dining, an events lawn, barbecues, decks, outdoor study desks, informal seating and paved terraces. The plaza also brings together more than 30 retail experiences and nine new food outlets for the university, connecting to the alfresco dining area. The open lawn area plays host to organised and informal outdoor activities and the table tennis and basketball courts connect to the new space through campus walks.
Designed by Taylor Cullity Lethlean, the landscape project was constructed by PTA Landscapes for longstanding client, Monash University.
Works completed by PTA Landscapes included the demolition and associated earthworks involved in preparing the space. The laying of decoratively cut bluestone concrete pavements and black flamed granite paving. The construction of insitu seating walls, timber decks, and terrace platforms. The planting of established trees, and the installation of; an underground strata vault system, mass planting, turf, irrigation, drainage, seating, kitchenette/barbecue, tree guards and monster-size TV panel with sound system.
PTA Landscapes believe open spaces like this are becoming more important to educational environments as a place to host staff, students and the wider university community. The Northern Plaza space offers opportunities for a myriad of social activities, including live music performances, student club meetings, cinema screenings and exercise classes, making it a flexible open space area that will serve the University’s needs for some time to come.
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