Flinders at Tonsley Park is a new AU$100m building for Flinders University’s School of Computer Science, Engineering and Mathematics which will accommodate approximately 2000 students and 150 staff.
Designed by HASSELL Architects, the redevelopment is a mixed-use, employment and education precinct with the new building providing highly interconnected spaces for cross-discipline interaction and innovation. Fully operational from 2015, the multi-storey, state of the art building will feature 16,000m² gross floor area and integrate high standards of architecture, engineering, civil and landscape design.
In addition to teaching facilities, an extensive range of research activities and business collaborations will be undertaken in the building which requires specialist spaces for experimental equipment.
16,000m2gross floor area
2000 students will be accommodated
An impressive feature of the design is the glass façade which allows for uninterrupted 360 degree views from the upper levels of the building, as well as allowing the building to integrate seamlessly into the surrounding precinct. Work areas located around the edge of the building take advantage of the natural light and the open plan design encourages light to spill throughout the building.
Arup is providing structural, civil, façade, geotechnical and environmental engineering services on the project. As part of our role, we also undertook a detailed dynamic analysis to assess sensitive areas of the structure for use with specialised equipment.