Building 13 RMIT

Location \ Melbourne
Client \ RMIT
Budget \ N/A

Building 13 is on the Government Buildings Register of the Heritage Council of Victoria and the Register of the National Estate. It is classified by the National Trust and is designated a ’notable building’ in the Melbourne City Council planning scheme.

Rush Wright Associates worked closely with RMIT University and Heritage Victoria on Building 13. Stage 1A comprised of a paved entry way into the western entry of Building 13 using three different styles of bluestone, linking the entry space with the surrounding RMIT context and master planning principles.

The feature of this space was a series of precast concrete tiers which connect the lower entry level with the upper laneway level between buildings 13 and 11 and offered casual seating and a meeting place. Stage 1B comprised the frontage to Building 13 adjacent to the memorial park. Stage 2 and was designed around the existing sunken court.

A variety of species common to Edwardian gardens were selected as a way of linking the planting scheme to the history of the site and also the history of Melbourne and the garden spaces on the fringe of the CBD.

Images above and below by Michael Wright.