Monash Recreation Pavilion, Clayton
Designed to encourage student social interaction this building houses a flexible, multi-purpose space and service areas to support a range of student activities.
Located in the south-east corner of the Clayton Campus and serving student residences nearby, this pavilion was inspired by Laugier’s primitive hut (representing a simple, spare, open enclosure) and Manet’s painting Le Dejeuner Sur L’Herbe (representing sybaritic recreational activities in a garden setting).
The glassy, steel framed building with north and west verandahs faces north over a recreational lawn and overlooks a small lake to the west. Comprising a large multi-purpose flexible space and ancillary areas (kitchen, toilets, storage) the interior and verandah spaces are designed to support a variety of individual and group activities. Although a building designed purely for pleasure, the pavilion has a serious purpose – to encourage social interaction among Monash’s resident students and prevent isolation, particularly among international students.
Student Recreation Pavilion Design Specifications
- Full Services
Project Director: Tony Styant-Browne
Project Team: Tony Styant-Browne, Jen Rippon
Photography: John Gollings
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