The Monash College project is a radical interior refurbishment of 750 Collins Street in the Docklands, transforming and repurposing a major ‘corporate campus’ typology into a new education campus for Monash University. Monash College is a ‘pathway program’ for international and local students to develop their skills for future enrolment within Monash University higher education courses. Opened in 2021, it is the new home of the College, with its design as a ‘vertical village’ seeking to foster innovation and collaboration in a progressive and diverse student-centred campus.
Designed in collaboration with NMBW Architecture Studio, Studiobird, Gilby + Brewin, and Glas Urban, the project creates a new central campus area that links together a host of formal and informal learning spaces, a range of specialist learning areas and accommodation for 700 teaching staff. With over 40,000 metres squared of refurbished space made accessible through an intuitive ‘figure eight’ circulation loop and multiple vertical circulation systems, the Monash College project is a unified ‘campus village’ right in the heart of the Docklands.