The Pedestrian Spine at the Melbourne Burwood Campus provides pedestrian pathways to several buildings. It is a venue for key University events such as Orientation Week and the Student Services Carnival.
Architect: rush\wright associates
Lead contractor: Ace Contractors
The key objective for this project is to enhance the look and feel of this space by providing additional shade and seating, improved pathways and way-finding, integrated Wi-Fi infrastructure and beautiful garden beds.
Features of the Deakin Spine:
- Improved natural stone-coloured granite paving
- New garden beds filled with colourful native plantings
- Wide mature canopy trees to provide extra shade
- Improved Wi-Fi infrastructure
- Concrete-and-grass water feature will be replaced with a large sprawling lawn. The water fountain will remain.
- Various feature lighting
- Improved pedestrian ramp and landscaped steps to connect the pedestrian spine easily to Building G
- Reconfigure paths to improve pedestrian accessibility
- Provide a secondary pedestrian spine parallel to the main concourse
- New seating and benches
- New timber-decked BBQ area with outdoor furniture