Arts Consolidation, University of Adelaide
Working with the University of Adelaide, two floors of the Schulz Building were redeveloped with office accommodation and some unique interactive and support environments.
One floor was adapted, with no specific user group in mind, into an activity based working environment, promoting highly functional, flexible, adaptable and open plan space. To be utilised as a transitional space that will be used across all Faculties, the floor will accommodate staff as their working areas are refurbished, and is designed to promote this environment to users who are less familiar with it. Cohesive and intricate audio visual technologies have played a big part of the design solution where they have been used to create a strong collaboration platform.
A separate floor consolidates a number of parts of the Arts Faculty, including the Centre for Aboriginal Studies in Music and other related indigenous programs. It also supports an activity based working environment, collocating staff for benefits in sharing of cultural and educational experience and knowledge. Care was taken in creating a culturally sensitive environment, while at the same time being current and relevant. The creation of a highly complex Recording Studio for contemporary and traditional Aboriginal music and speech, and to archive traditional and historical language and instruments, forms part of these environments.