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Site Tour: UTAS Hobart Apartments


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University of Tasmania Hobart Apartments
26 September / HOBART

Designed to support the revitalisation of the Hobart CBD and provide high quality student accommodation, the University’s National Rental Affordability Scheme apartments in the Hobart CBD sit behind heritage-listed buildings and consists of over 430 apartments, a University shop front, a cafe and a range of parking options.

The building has been designed by local architect Terroir and Melbourne’s Fender Katsalidis (the designers of MONA), which structural and civil engineers Gandy and Roberts, and building services engineers Engineering Solutions Tasmania. Construction is by Fairbrother.

Environmentally sustainable design principles and elements include:

  • passive solar design to minimise space heating requirements
  • natural lighting for day-time lighting requirements
  • natural ventilation for indoor air quality and cooling
  • maximised use of materials with zero or low volatile organic compounds
  • water and energy efficient appliances
  • transport modal choice focus, including resident, visitor and public car parking spaces, motorcycle/scooter parking and both publicly accessible and secure bike parking facilities with over 200 parks.  Electric charging is available for all transport modes and the bike parking hub includes a maintenance station and water station
  • a system for capture and re-use of rainwater for toilet flushing and fire suppression.
  • occupant surveys

The project will be Green Star rated using the Design and As Built Tool (minimum targeted is 4 Star).

The tour will include the public and resident amenity spaces, viewing an apartment and highlighting the Green Star environmentally sustainable design elements.

Date: Tuesday 26 September
Time: 11.30 am
Venue: University of Tasmania Hobart City Apartments; 157 Elizabeth Street, Hobart; meeting point main entrance at corner Elizabeth and Melville Streets
GBCA CPD: 1 point
Cost: $45.00 [Free for UTAS staff, students and ACTS members]

Bookings:
Kamal Singh, University of Tasmania
Kamal.Singh@utas.edu.au

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