Head inside the $32m "Arena of Learning" at the Regional Day Out

Published: Monday 23 October 2017

Investigate a collaborative design journey through an onsite and VR tour of this major capital work in Brisbane on November 10.

Regional Day Out Workshop & Tour #7: Human Centred Design Consultation for an ‘Arena of Learning’ – Mercy Building, ACU

Designed by ThomsonAdsett, the ACU Mercy Building has been conceived and inspired by human centred design consultation regarding the overall campus and project brief for an ‘Arena of Learning’. Now six months from completion, the $32 million project balances the need for socialisation, focused quiet and silent study, differentiation, support and innovation through the provision of a diversity of learning scales and settings.

Five storeys high and 5000sqm, the Mercy Building will also boast a unique rooftop terrace that will be the highest point in Brisbane, offering spectacular views from the hinterland to the ocean. The workshop details the project's collaborative design journey which embraces the soul of the organisation, site context and need for pedagogically advanced spaces. As well as recent ACU works, the site tour includes virtual reality simulations of the Mercy Building viewed from the relative positions within the construction site.

Workshops and site tours are filling fast. 

Download the program to find out more about the workshops, site tours and our keynote seession from Professor Wesley Imms and Fiona Young.

Tickets are $200 for members, $250 for non members and $75 for Students (limited tickets). Tickets include two workshops, one site tour, morning and afternoon tea, lunch, and networking drinks. All prices are excluding GST.  Register now!

Thank you to our sponsors:

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At Woods Furniture we believe that education is of the utmost importance, not just for the children of today, but for our world tomorrow.This fundamental belief has driven our team, for over half a century, to study how children learn from a behavioural, ergonomic and cognitive  perspective, and to develop furniture that is flexible, adaptable and stimulating. At Woods, we’re for flexible learning.

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Photos: Thomson Adsett