Working closely with the University of Tasmania, Gensler developed a campus master plan and urban design framework for its Hobart CBD campus location. Close community engagement and collaboration with industry leaders were the key drivers throughout this project.
The master plan was informed by defining foundational elements of the project sites and, perhaps more importantly, understanding the cultural, educational, and pedagogical imperatives driving the University towards the next phase of its development. This helped pave the way for the realization of the University’s vision: to become a university of and for the city of Hobart, Tasmania.
These insights informed a set of urban design principles and strategies that were implemented throughout the campus master plan. These principles — Place, Sustainability, Community, and Connectivity — guided the design for the university, while also driving its campus master plan. The master plan is inclusive of the University of Tasmania’s CBD sites and broader urban realm while being responsive to its mission to be a university of and for the city.