University of Tasmania Student Housing Development

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The University of Tasmania’s Student Housing Development is a student accommodation facility located on Melville Street in the centre of Hobart, Tasmania. It is a component part of a larger University Master Plan seeking to expand the University’s presence within the city.

The building comprises of 421 beds in 189 apartments spread across twelve residential floors. A range of apartment types are provided including studios, 4 & 5 bed apartments and DDA rooms. Residential facilities including common areas, studies, kitchen and dining areas are located throughout the building in a series of atrium spaces referred to as Vertical Villages. The interconnected Vertical Villages are designed to breakdown the scale of the development and reinforce the concept of community.

The ground floor comprises of student common areas, breakout spaces, a dining hall and a laundry facility. Communal spaces are located around a central external courtyard and internal street providing continual ground plane activation.

External terraces located on the upper ground floor and Level 3 also provide building occupants with communal facilities and expansive district views.