Western Sydney University Nirimba Campus, Quakers Hill NSW
The Nirimba Education Precinct is a multi-institutional campus located in Quakers Hill. The precinct was created in 1995 with the belief that the benefits would generate an educational advantage to the Western suburbs community, with a focus on increasing the educational innovation in the region.
Western Sydney University recognised that the needs of their students was changing. They understand that students want to see and feel part of the future of learning.
What better way than to demonstrate commitment to providing the best in education than to provide modern building that feature the latest in sustainable building technology as well as the latest in educational technology.
JDH was challenged with the task of design this world-class sustainable building to house an educational community spanning senior secondary, TAFE and University sectors.
Conceived as a model of sustainability, JDH worked closely with the client and end user group to understand how to use the sustainable features of the building to teach its occupants about sustainability. Together we explored and developed innovative and integrated design solutions in response to the key themes of Learning, Collaboration, Inspiration, Sustainability, Transformation, Community and Excellence
The project included a new two-story building comprising of a 450 seat public lecture theatre, flexible learning spaces, a student hub and ancillary accommodation, and has a 5-Star Green Star rating for both the design and construction of the facility.
“Evidence tells us that the learning environment can affect student performance by as much as 25 per cent. The University of Western Sydney’s new building is not only sustainable, but also a healthier, more productive learning space for students and teachers”
Master planning, Architecture
Western Sydney University