Helping to deliver RMIT, New Academic Street – Melbourne

The Marcus Construction team were extremely proud to be part of the award-winning RMIT University New Academic Street (NAS) precinct build, which is at the cutting edge of tertiary education design. The project transformed the University’s historic central business district buildings into stunning modern learning facilities and beautiful recreational areas for RMIT students and its faculties.

“The seamlessly integrated design provides an ideal outdoor area for the tertiary students to be inspired by their surroundings.” – Chris Tsakmakis, Owner of Marcus Constructions Pty Ltd.

The rooftop area was designed to provide the RMIT community with a space in which they can learn and collaborate. The addition of numerous fabricated timber and steel elements offer break out spaces for users to freely work or socialise within the landscaped area.

Marcus Construction worked in collaboration with multiple firms to successfully deliver the new precinct. Throughout the five months of construction, the team assisted in the refurbishment of RMIT Buildings 8-12, Casey and Gillespie rooftops and Bowen Street which included:

– Structural steel decking with artificial turf installation
– Softscaping garden beds and tree planting
– Hardscape concreting and paving
– Management and consultations of screw piling and board piling

The NAS building won numerous awards including the prestigious Victorian Architecture Medal alongside various top prizes in Design and Educational Architecture award categories.

Collaborating Partners:
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT)
Lyons Architects
Lend Lease
T.C.L Landscape Architects
Maddison Architects
Harrison and White Architects
NMBW Architecture Studio
MVS Architects

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