In 2009 lahznimmo were invited to prepare a concept design for The Forum. The Forum, located within ‘the heart’ of The University of Canberra campus, is a new model in campus facility. It announces the shift in learning, teaching, inquiry, collaboration and decision making with sustainability as an integral part.
Ensuring a sustainable future demands a fundamental change in the way society thinks, acts and evaluates its impacts and contributions. The disciplines of applied science, humanities and creative arts and design at The University of Canberra will be reconnected through The Forum to establish this broad system shift towards positive and sustainable change.
The building targets a significantly reduced environmental footprint delivered through targeted carbon neutral status, water self-sufficiency, natural habitat and food crop production. These initiatives will reduce running, maintenance and servicing costs above and beyond what is currently considered “best practice”.