Civic Trust Award 2009
RIBA European Award 2007
RIAI Award for Best Educational Building 2007
AAI Award 2007
BDA Brick Award Best International Project 2006
RIAI Gold Medal 2004
The Administration Building along with the Tourism and Hospitality Building are located on the higher ground – a rock outcrop which is a phenomenon of the local karst limestone. This higher ground (1.5 m) forms a ramped and stepped approach to the Administration Building’s ground floor reception desks, the circle, and the east entrance of the Tourism and Hospitality Building.
The higher ground is the inspiration for the south facing rotational steps and ramps to the rest of the campus. The grass lawn is displaced off centre to vary the width of the steps. The Administration Building has public access accommodation on the ground floor, Registrar’s department on the first floor and Finance on the second floor. The North and South facade designs reflect concern with orientation and natural ventilation. The focus of the plan is the circular Council Room and Director’s suite on the third floor with the independent external stairs leading down into the Director’s garden.