Melbourne Uni Underground Carpark

WOWOWA completed the Masterplan for the University of Melbourne’s South Lawn Car Park which explores various opportunities through four stages over a 5 year period as well as outlining the key heritage, technical, logistic and compliance challenges of transforming the Car Park.

The South Lawn and Car Park is on the Heritage Victoria Register H1004. The Car Park is also identified in the Melbourne Planning Scheme Heritage Overlay, HO342.

Developing the Masterplan involved close examination of a Conservation Management Plan which was prepared in 2011 by Lovell Chen Architects & Heritage Consultants.

We proposed the concept of the ‘Living Lab; a place for student engagement through active workshops and studios. The Living Lab provides an opportunity for students and researchers to engage and collaborate with cultural and industry partners from outside of the University through installations, events, talks and workshops. The Car Park can become a ‘mixing chamber’ of experimentation and demonstration.