James Cook University Discovery Rise

James Cook University Discovery Rise

Discovery Rise will be an integrated community of living and learning that will set a new benchmark in sustainability and enhance the JCU brand as a leading tropical university.

Discovery Rise is intended to reshape the nature and quality of the James Cook University Townsville campus.

Architectus partnered with consultants The Hornery Institute to develop a preliminary urban plan for Discovery Rise.

The context for this preliminary plan is to assist in the statutory planning process by describing the plans, the built environment and the urban community which will integrate seamlessly with the whole campus and the wider Townsville area.

Discovery Rise will help in the creation of a university town with a distinctively Australian tropical ambience, incorporating energetic academic, social, artistic and commercial environments.

It will be an integrated community of living and learning that will set a new benchmark in sustainability and enhance the JCU brand as a leading tropical university.

The environment created by this new master plan will have the identity and experience of a university town with a leading tropical higher learning institution at its heart. This means that new development occurs in a way that: - Supports a leading tropical university - Creates a vibrant academic, social, artistic and commercial environment - Creates an exemplar of sustainable development - Ensures JCU becomes part of the wider Townsville community

Project Sheet

Project Summary

Client
James Cook University
Location
Townsville, QLD
Completed
2010
Contact

Awards

  • Australian Institute of Architects 2011 Regional Commendation (North Queensland)