Macquarie University E7A Building
North Ryde, NSW
Retrofitted for the Future.
NBRS transformed Macquarie University’s E7A building, supporting the teaching, learning and research pursuits of the Science and Engineering departments.
The project implements a new style of working space for academics that has the dual function of both providing areas for individual research efforts, as well as implementing a new form of collective and collaborative learning. These spaces create spontaneous ‘bump into’ moments, encouraging increased discussion and collaboration. The new spaces expand the buildings utility, bringing together staff and students in an innovative workspace design that creates a highly stimulating environment for the next generation of academics.
In addition to the interior refurbishment, NBRS led an investigation into the opportunity to improve the buildings core services, façade treatments and its connection to E7B. The atrium extension has enhanced the amenities of both E7A and E7B, which now includes a new café and generous student spaces. The development of the rooftop also provides a multi-functional seminar space.