Located in the heart of Sydney, UTS is an urban university that is designed to fit within its urban context while creating its own separate and unique identity as a space for students to learn. The Podium Extension acts as both a wall to the university as well as a window into the heart of the bustling activity. Inside is a flexible and dynamic space for students to meet that is capable of accommodating various programs. Also included in the building is an experimental cinema and a bookstore. At night, movies, announcements, art, and other media will be projected onto the glass facade.
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Light-Filled Gateway Unveiled for Sydney University of Technology
by Bridgette Meinhold, 07/28/10
Australia-based Lacoste + Stevenson were recently awarded the first place prize in a competition to design the new UTS Podium Extension at the University of Technology in Sydney. The light, transparent, and inviting three-story building is covered in glass, creating a welcome contrast to the stark and brutal UTS Tower in the background. Like a light and airy cloud, the Podium Extension acts as the front door to the University and leads to the heart of the campus. Ample daylighting, natural ventilation and a green roof make up the structure's green building strategy.
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