Sydney's University of Technology has unveiled plans to revamp its largest venue, the great hall.
The design by architectural practice DRAW reveals a cathedral-like space, enveloped by a perforated metal skin. It will be equipped with the latest audio-visual technology.
A faceted metal-panel surface, known as "the mantle", will be placed on the existing hall and will feature advanced media, lighting and air tempering technology.
The scheme features a balcony room, clad from floor-to-ceiling in glass, that offers formal arrival space with views over the campus.
DRAW is collaborating with architectural practice Kann Finch Group for the project while Steensen Varming is providing sustainability services.
Acoustic Logic is the acoustic consultant while Simpson Design Associates is the structural engineer.
Construction is scheduled to begin in early 2011 and be complete by 2012, according to architectureanddesign.com.au.