Macquarie University Ainsworth Building reaches completion
We are thrilled to announce that the Architectus-designed Ainsworth Building has reached practical completion and is now open to students and members of Macquarie University Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.
The design of the world-class tertiary education building reflects deeply on the natural setting of the Macquarie Park campus with materials of timber and glass evoking calmness of form and generosity of space. Optimal light is drawn inside the four-storey building, setting the tone for interior spaces that inspire biophilia and wellbeing.
Architectus Principal, Luke Johnson said, “The Ainsworth Building exemplifies our Studio’s philosophy of designing for people, purpose, place, planet and production.
“That the building is highly sustainable, has been swiftly constructed with cutting-edge prefabricated mass-timber technology and is delightfully tactile, reflecting the combined efforts of Macquarie University, the main building contractor, Buildcorp, and our design team inclusive of Arup as structural and service engineers.”
The building is intended to foster a culture of transformative learning amongst academic and professional staff, promoting interprofessional enquiry-driven learning while combining clinical care, integrated teaching and research.
Read more about the Macquarie University Ainsworth Building here.