Melbourne’s Swanston Academic Building

RMIT University’s newest study hub, the Swanston Academic Building, was completed in 2012 by Melbourne-based architectural firm, Lyons. The building is situated around a main center of intertwined escalators and stairs, which provide natural ventilation to the large, open student spaces known as “portals”. These “portals” act as a physical gateway to both virtual and real life information and knowledge. With over 80 spaces, including large lecture theatres, the Swanston Academic Building is a force to be reckoned with; an amazing stack of colour and movement that is sure to create wonder for many years to come.


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Cormack is a young writer/photographer from Newcastle who shot his first music festival at age fifteen. When he’s not writing or photographing, you’ll find him stumbling around gigs in Sydney and Newcastle or soaking up culture and coffee in Melbourne.