Custom fit-out for GSH’s One Hundred Broadway
A look inside GSH’s new home - from the inspiration behind the design to the building’s unique features.
100 Broadway is set to be a head-turner. Pictured: Reception
UTS is getting another exciting addition to our evolving, future-focused campus: One Hundred Broadway! Just a block away from UTS Central on the corner of Abercrombie Street, One Hundred Broadway is set to become the Graduate School of Health’s (GSH) new home – and it is set to be a head-turner.
Following development approval late last year, work has commenced on a custom fit-out for GSH’s seven allied health disciplines. For the first time, Orthoptics, Physiotherapy, Speech Pathology, Genetic Counselling, Clinical Psychology, Indigenous Health and Pharmacy will be in one location, over six floors on levels 5 to 10 of the building.
A look inside
For the students that love the current postgraduate lounge in the Vicki Sara Building, fear not! This great student space is being recreated at One Hundred Broadway. On level 6 is an improved version of this breakout area with its own distinct identity - a bold blue wall graphic.
Our postgraduate lounge will feature distinctive blue designs.
For the staff of GSH, there is also a collaborative space – a kitchen and eating area that combines with the boardroom located nearby to transform the area into function space. The boardroom’s operable wall ingeniously slides to open up and create a much larger space for the School to host gatherings or even small events.
Staff will have access to a collaborative-style breakout space that makes use of natural lighting.
The innovative design carries on to the workspace areas too. The open-plan regions will follow the widely adopted UTS formula, locating these spaces around the perimeter to make the most of natural light. Clustered at the centre of the building are the traditional office spaces and meeting rooms.
Workspaces will comprise open-plan workstations and private offices, based on the interiors of the floor plan.
Other features of GSH’s new accommodation include:
- workspaces for 70 staff and 160 HDRs located alongside teaching and learning or research areas
- lockers for higher degree research (HDR) students available on most floors for convenience
- LCD screen on each level to communicate key messages to staff and students, keeping walls clear of posters and signage
An inspired design
While there will be no mistaking the clinical nature of the GSH’s new home, the architects DJRD have drawn inspiration from local Indigenous culture, in particular, the weaving process employed by Sydney’s traditional Gadigal people.
The woven floor design takes its inspiration from Indigenous culture and natural materials.
Finishes through the facility, from floor coverings to light fixtures and wall graphics, simulate handwoven textures, while splashes of colour – particularly greens and pinks – in the reception area, open-plan workspaces and breakout spaces, bring warmth to the mostly white colour scheme.