Flinders University

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Flinders University

Environmental Graphics

Flinders University Plaza & Student Hub is just one part of a greater plan to activate and enliven the University as they approach their 50th anniversary celebrations. Arketype's approach to the design of the main foyer environmental graphics was to embrace the words of founding Vice Chancellor, Peter Karmel, "Experiment & experiment bravely." Working with the unique space & layout of the building, the quote consists of a typography of dots, on multiple layers of glass with feature lighting. As students walk past the installed glass panes, an interesting parallax effect is created, giving impact to Peter Karmel's insightful words. Other environmental graphic elements are dotted throughout the new Woods Bagot designed building, where the key theme was integration & activation of campus places & spaces.

Another important component for the Student Hub was the creation of a custom designed cabinet in the Vice Chancellor's foyer. It houses important artifacts that are on display for viewing such as the Matthew Flinders Terra Australis' & Marquette and Fernand Bauer illustrations.

Photography Claudio Raschella