University of Tasmania City Apartments



University of Tasmania City Apartments


The City Apartments seek to enhance the University of Tasmania’s integration into the city of Hobart.

Communal spaces within the project foster interaction between students and provide opportunities for engagement with the public. A series of walkways and public open spaces mediate the dramatic level change between Brisbane and Melville Streets and echo ‘short cuts’ through the city that were used by the community in the site’s previous life as a car park.

While the four towers are taller than their existing context, they have been located and interrelated in such a way that they are respectful to the older surrounding buildings. The overall massing of the development sits comfortably within the broader urban form of Hobart.



TERROIR and Fender Katsalidis in association


Builder – Fairbrother

Civil, structural and hydraulic engineer – Gandy and Roberts Consulting Engineers

Mechanical and fire engineer – Engineering Solutions Tasmania

Fire engineer – Norman Disney Young

Landscape consultant – Oculus

Planning consultant – IreneInc

Urban design principles – Leigh Woolley

Building surveyor – Lee Tyers Building Surveyors

Acoustic engineer – Noise Vibration Consulting (NVC)

Access consultant – Architecture & Access

Photographer – Leigh Wooley, Adam Gibson and Alastair Bett

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