UNE Tamworth Central Campus
University of New England (UNE)
Traditional custodians of the land:
The Gomeroi people
The University of New England (UNE) Tamworth Central project is the foundation building for its Tamworth campus. UNE’s vision for the project is to create an environment with shared and multi-functional spaces that reflect a future-focused and innovative model of higher education for students and the community.
A Place to share knowledge—where the buildings and landscape create a refuge and infused with elements of Country; to listen, learn, explore, and flourish at the edge of water.
A collaboration with First Nations design partner, Yerrabingin, and members of the local community, the building’s design celebrates connection to the river and landscape, enlivens the urban edges of the campus, creating a welcoming and inclusive environment.
Drawing inspiration from Tamworth’s scenic setting, the language of the landscape is reflected in the geometry of the building, with opportunities to implement local materials, and to create both external and internal spaces that are inviting and offer outlook, with generous shade and connection to the natural environment.
The new four-storey building prioritises flexibility, amenity, and connectivity to enrich the campus and student experience. With over 2,000 square metres, the facility will include flexible, multi-purpose spaces to support teaching, research, and collaboration. The building is designed to achieve a 5-star Green Star rating.