RMIT Building 220

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RMIT Building 220
RMIT Building 220 is located in Melbourne
RMIT Building 220
General information
Type Education
Town or city Bundoora, Victoria
Country Australia
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Completed 1998
Owner RMIT
Design and construction
Architecture firm Wood Marsh
Awards and prizes RAIA, 1998 - Sir Zelman Cowen Award for Public Buildings

The RMIT Building 220 is one of the best known suburban educational buildings in Victoria. Designed by the practice of Wood Marsh, the building was built in 1998 as part of the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) university Bundoora campus. It is part of RMIT's image campaign where the University is set to become more radical towards a new progressive identity. The building is a program of acquisition on suburban campus together with the University's other suburban campus which is the Brunswick campus.


The building introduces a bold textural and planning concept to an unremarkable outer suburban campus. The arc read as a metallic fuselage, while in an ironic twist, the rock textured concrete abutments are perforated with circular windows. The educational building is a formal reflections on texture, tectonics, and colour as expressed through a building skin.


1998 - RAIA, National Awards, Sir Zelman Cowen Award for Public Buildings, Commendation


  • Philip Goad: New Directions In Australian Architecture