Kambri will provide a leading example of innovative sustainable design in Australia.
With ambitious sustainability targets, the project aims not only to reduce resources taken from the planet, but to give back as well.
Design of many initiatives are currently underway and could include
- incorporating passive lighting and heating design
- low carbon energy systems into all buildings
- solar generated hot water
- recycled rainwater directed into Sullivans Creek
- effective use of trees and buildings to provide summer shade and winter sun.
Not only does the project aim to take less from the planet than the average for Australian university building projects, the precinct will be set in a beautiful natural landscaped environment.
Tree planting will celebrate the memory of existing trees while paying homage to historic tree planting design to highlight the landscape legacy of our open spaces.
The new University Avenue trees selected are Quercus palustris ‘Freefall’, a Pin Oak, and Eucalyptus polyanthemos, a Red Box – these tree will be planted in alternate pairs reflecting the Indigenous and European history of the site while reinforcing the landscaped axis of the area.
The trees also play a key role in our approach to water sensitive urban design, helping us to manage water runoff from paved surfaces in ways that will protect the newly remediated creek.