Peninsula campus is the third largest of Monash’s urban campuses, and comprises the University’s major presence in the Frankston and Mornington Peninsula region.

Gillies Hall provides 150 self-contained studio student apartments across six levels, two ground-floor apartments for residential support, and ground-floor common spaces for all 250 on-campus residential students.
It is the largest Passive House certified (PHC) building in the southern hemisphere, Australia’s first student accommodation built to Passive House standards, and one of Australia’s largest cross laminated timber (CLT) projects.

The project demonstrates Passive House as a responsible and viable option for large residential projects in the Australian context. The benefits of achieving PHC are already evident in this comfortable, healthy, thermally consistent residential building, which will continue to function as a low energy, climate resilient building into the future, delivering on the University’s ambition for a net zero campus by 2030.

Awards:

Passive House Certified
2019

Construction21 Green Solutions Awards - International Energy & Temperate Climates Prize
2019

Melbourne Design Awards - Gold Medal Winner
2019

AFR Higher Education Award - Facilities Innovation Award
2019

Premiers Sustainability Awards - Built Environment - Winner
2019

Australian Timber Design Awards - Sustainability Award
2019

Blueprint Awards - Best Non-Public Residential Highly Commended
2019

RAIA Victorian Architecture Awards: Residential Architecture Award – Multiple Housing:
2020

RAIA Victorian Architecture Awards:Interior Architecture Award
2020

RAIA Victorian Architecture Awards:Sustainable Architecture Commendation
2020

Date:

February 2019

Gross Floor Area:

6500sqm

Client:

Monash University

Consultant:

AECOM, Grun Consulting, Atelier Ten

General Contractor:

Multiplex

Photography:

Peter Clarke