Monash University in Caulfield, Australia, is exceptional when it comes to how it encouraging the students in many ways to study, socialise, recreate or be nourished. As part of this University is the new Campus Green designed by Taylor Cullity Lethlean. This area once was a confusing road and carpark, but now it is a new landscape with generous promenade, lawns, terraces and waterfeature, which provides a real sense of arrival to the campus. It is divided by a two axes which connects the different buildings of the campus.
The centrepiece is the new event lawn and associated terrace. To the south is sunken lawn area which creates a raised terrace that mediates between the buildings and the lawn. The lawn acts as a venue for organized events while the elegant deck terrace offers opportunities for passive outdoor activity, informal areas for studying, cafe tables, chairs, dining and socializing.
On the north side of the promenade is an integrated public artwork as a multisport court. Lines drawn across the centre are with multiple functions – It is present as a blue field which denotes courts for basketball, table tennis and other forms of exercise. Various words such as “skills”,“ “thoughts”, memories” and “challenges” are incorporated into the blueprints.