A significant component of the project is the site’s brickwork, with walls constructed at an unconventional 500mm thickness as opposed to the standard 230mm. Approximately 450,000 bricks will be used to bring these structure to life which will be covered with a lime render system. Bespoke bronze windows produced in England will complement the student centres unique walls, with three containers in transit to Sydney for installation.
The sandstone used on the John Cunningham Student Centre is local to Sydney, repurposed from a high-rise development situated in the city district. Named 200 George after the location from which it was quarried, the sandstone has superior colour and strength characteristics which have led to its use in prominent buildings across Sydney.