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You could be studying in this brand-new building next year!

Meet your new building

We do things differently at Murdoch. A great education is not just about information in textbooks. It’s about feeling, seeing, and experiencing your studies, which is why we are changing the way you learn with our new teaching building – Building 360, opening in Semester 1, 2023.

Building 360 – designed with students at its heart – will enhance your study experience and provide you with a fresh space to learn, collaborate and socialise.

Up to 60% of classes will be taught in the new building, so chances are you will be studying there too – and we think it might just become your favourite spot to study, do group assignments and hang with friends on campus!

How Building 360 will enhance your uni experience

Building 360 combines modern, sustainable design and digital technology to bring you the best possible student experience. Students in 2023 will be the first to experience and benefit from the future of learning right here at Murdoch.

With a fresh space on campus and gorgeous native gardens, Building 360 will provide improved connectivity to the rest of the University and Bush Court – the heart of Murdoch.

Modern building

Brand-new building built for you to learn, study and socialise in.

New learning experience

Uses AR and AI technology making in-person learning more fun and interactive with both your teachers and peers.

One stop shop

Home to your new Student Services area, the building will have your support facilities, needs and new retailers all in one place.

Cares for the environment

A modern and sustainable timber design complete with PV cells across the roof – aiming for a Six Star Green Star rating.

Best bushland views

Study in serenity and get closer to nature through new places to study and hang on campus.

Easy to get to

Creates a new campus entry that can be easily accessed on the bus route and is close to transport links.

Technology features at a glance:

  • You’ll be able to remotely join classes and workshops (if you wish to) and engage with your peers and teacher – feeling like you’re right there and part of your class.
  • Attend class through Microsoft Teams if you’re an external student, on holidays or feel unwell. Everyone is welcome and it offers true flexibility to fit around your lifestyle.
  • It will also allow you to catch up on classes and revise study notes easily through a new way to record and view classes.
  • Meet students and peers from around the world and extend your professional and social networks through the digital collaboration tools.

Other benefits to excite and inspire you:

  • New spaces for student and Guild events including a new student marketplace.
  • Two new food and beverage retailers to recharge and hang at, adding to the 15 cafes and retailers on campus, The Store (for all your study needs), IGA, the Student Hub plus more.
  • Universal accessibility and inclusive design, including lifts, ramps and shaded walkways, plus all gender bathroom amenities and a parent room.
  • Increased safety features including a well-lit transit exchange to ensure you feel safe and secure on campus at night and after hours.

About the project

Building 360 is set to become the new heart of Murdoch University’s South Street, Perth campus.

The building will feature a new main arrival entrance off Discovery Way and extend towards the centre of the campus, Bush Court. It will establish key connections between the academic core of Murdoch University and the surrounding Knowledge and Health Precinct.

When complete, the new building will be the largest mass-engineered timber building in WA, enabling a significant reduction to the building’s embodied energy compared to a conventional building of the same size. It will showcase an industry leading rooftop array of solar panels and achieve a 6 Star Green Star sustainability rating.

Building 360 represents our innovative approach to teaching and learning at Murdoch University and in the 21st century. The modern timber structure will enhance the student experience and provide flexibility for the University to adapt to the changing delivery of education over time.

The building will also include immersive industry collaboration facilities that will enable students to interact with industry and learn skills to tackle real world scenarios as they undertake their studies.

It will provide a technology-rich educational experience, providing students with a place to learn, connect and belong, along with flexible workspaces where all staff can meet, work, and engage with students and industry alike.

The project is a major step towards driving the future growth in line with the University’s 2017-2022 Strategic Plan and reflects one of the University’s core founding principles – sustainability.

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