Monash University Custom Modulars
Location: Monash University, Clayton VIC
Completion Date: April 2020
Size: 96 sqm
Fabric: Serge-Ferrari Soltis Proof 502-2167 Concrete
Client: Grimshaw Architects / Lend Lease
Photography: © Grant Kennedy * We Shoot Buildings
The unique Monash University Custom Modulars are 6 unique inverted-conical modular shade structures that can be found around the Woodside TEd Building at the university’s Clayton campus in Melbourne.
Part of the development of the new Woodside Building for Technology and Design, the Grimshaw Architects and the development company (Lend Lease) requested some architecturally unique shade structures for students and faculty to relax outside the building.
Designed to blend into the modern architecture of the the new development, we based the custom design on our St Tropez modular shade structures, but customised the design to feature a unique low-profile canopy.
Initially engineered to be installed either a single unit, linked in a straight line or set in a square, the final project design called for 6 units, 2 linked structures at the front entrance to the building, and a square shaded area of 4 modulars in the rear courtyard.
Making use of Serge-Ferrari Soltis Proof 502-2167 ‘Concrete’ with matte black powder coat steel columns & stainless-steel cables, the shade structures blend into the overall architectural design of the building.