Trinity College Gateway Building

Trinity College Gateway Building

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he Trinity College Gateway Building provides, for the first time, a physical expression of connection between Trinity College and the University of Melbourne.

Designed by McIldowie Partners, the building provides comprehensive facilities for the College’s Foundation Studies international students programme.

The Trinity College Gateway Building includes a 400 seat auditorium, 25 tutorial rooms with adjoining breakout spaces, drama studios, student amenities, an art gallery for the College’s collection and administration for the Foundation Studies programme.

Located at the south-east corner of the College campus on Tin Alley, the building engages directly with the main University campus and visually links the College and University via a double height atrium, providing views directly through to the Chapel and College grounds.

Faceted triangular timber panels provide striking linings to the walls and ceilings of the auditorium and atrium and have been designed for optimum acoustic performance.

Project Details

Project size – 6,450 m2
Completion date – 2017
Building levels – 4

Project Team


McIldowie Partners

McIldowie Partners is a Melbourne-based, medium-sized architectural and interior design practice with extensive history and experience in a wide range of education, hospitality, corporate, and commercial projects.

They have a commitment to developing innovative, unique solutions for individual clients and projects which has resulted in creating a diverse body of work across multiple sectors in communities throughout Australia and New Zealand.


Peter Clarke

Peter Clarke is an established photographer with over 20 years’ experience in his field. Over the years, Peter has gained extensive knowledge and experience documenting the built environment, as well as natural and man-made landscapes.

His collaborative approach and strong vision has seen his unique graphic style applied to a wide range of industries including architecture, construction, mining and aviation.

Peter works with a diverse range of clients including architects, design practices, government bodies, listed companies, and publishers.

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