Logan Hall, on Monash University’s Clayton Campus, is a 6 levels with 250 rooms of student accommodation. Located on a strategic corner where Sports Walk meets Scenic Boulevard. The ground floor is occupied by a mix of retail tenants, including a supermarket and food outlets.
Monash University, conceived in the modernist heyday, is a complete inversion of the traditional sandstone university campus. There is a tension between the origins and uniqueness of the campus and a desire for a new sense of urban legibility. Located in the heart of the Clayton campus, Logan Hall is a key piece of the urban solution negotiating this tension.
The buildings stepped form and colonnade aligns with the natural pedestrian desire lines of the campus and provides shelter between ground floor cafes and the northern landscaped forecourt. The stepped motif is echoed throughout the building to provide rich colour and material expression.