Defence Force School of Signals - GHD Design

Defence Force School of Signals
Simpson Barracks, Yallambie, Victoria

Housing and supporting the functions of the Defence Force School of Signals, the project includes 216 self-contained student accommodation units over five level buildings, two multi- purpose facilities and the refurbishment of existing accommodation.

Master plan concepts were developed, maximising the utilisation of the existing spaces, considering the need for an integrated training and living environment. GHD Design’s team allowed for future stages of development by designing simple building forms that knit into the existing infrastructure, maximising the existing natural and human made site features.

The Living in Accommodation buildings are located in an open area, addressing site ecology and micro climate, seeking to lessen the impact of the built environment and resulting in a healthier place in which to live, work and learn.

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Defence and National Security
Education and Science
Residential, Retirement and Aged Care