The new $17 million Chancellery at Charles Darwin University’s Casuarina campus has received two major awards at the 2010 NT Architecture Awards.
The CDU Chancellery won both the Reverend John Flynn award for Public Architecture, and the Tracy Memorial award that recognises the “top building” in the Territory.
The awards are the result of a three-year collaboration between HASSELL and CDU.
CDU Vice-Chancellor, Professor Barney Glover said the university was delighted that its investment in Casuarina campus had been recognised.
“The new public spaces have already been used extensively in the building’s short life, admirably satisfying the needs of the university,” Professor Glover said.
The Chancellery, which contains a purpose-built art gallery, establishes a new civic presence for CDU – one that welcomes students, staff and visitors, and showcases CDU’s commitment to excellence in art, culture and education.
“Our response to the brief was to create a place that reflects the unique qualities of CDU and those of the Northern Territory more broadly - its education excellence, location, and culture,” HASSELL Principal and design team leader Brenden Kelly said.
“The significance of art and culture at CDU is reflected in this building. Through transparency and connection to its natural setting, the Chancellery connects the cultural foundation of CDU to the daily cycle of university life and activity,” he said.