UNSW Roundhouse Refurbishment
The Roundhouse Building is an existing structure within the University of NSW that provides a venue for the entertainment, function and gatherings for members of UNSW and visiting guests. The redevelopment of the 5,217 sqm Roundhouse is one of several construction projects occurring across the university campus that provides a fully refurbished building, creating an exciting new on-campus central meeting space and events venue for students. There are four major spaces in the Roundhouse, including student lounges, main events space, bar and bistro, function rooms and meeting spaces.
Originally constructed in 1961, the Roundhouse was designed by the Government Architect and Edwards, Madigan, Torzillo, Briggs Architects. It was considered a cutting-edge architectural statement as Sydney’s first-ever circular building and one of the only buildings solely dedicated to student recreation on a campus in New South Wales. The Roundhouse is now a key part of daily campus life at UNSW and has hosted a diverse range of events over the last 56 years including wedding receptions, balls, boxing matches, comedy nights, theatre sports, formal dinners, dance parties and a host of concerts including a range of local and international acts.
Cubic was engaged by Multiplex to complete the internal fitout works.
The refurbishment was completed in December 2017.
Photos courtesy of MPX.
Year Complete: 2017
Area sqm: 5217
Type of Work: Sub Contracting
Client: University of NSW
Builder: Multiplex Constructions
Architect: Tonkin Zulaikha Greer Architects