RMIT University, expanded their Vietnam satellite campus with a second building. Seen here, the facade of the lecture theatre is clad in folded perforated metal panels and is lifted over the entry to the subterranean car parking,
The buildings rain-screen facade is a bold branding opportunity visible to the nearby highway. The existing building is visible here beyond.
An artists rendering of the proposed scheme.
The overlapped facade of rendered terra-cotta bricks is self weathering.
The raked lecture theatre is lifted and exposed externally
The building was designed with the ultimate campus development in mind.
Exploration of master plan and form for the campus.
Notional section shows the relationship between some of the major elements.
Method of folding and end matching the rain screen facade was detailed carefully to minimize the number and type of panels.
Most of the rain screen is made from one typical panel, which matches end to end when rotated 180 degrees, and at 1/3 offset in stacking creates an undulating effect.