Tour C1 - AUT School of Communications

Contact Details

Tour Departs at 1.30pm

AUT School of Communications
2 Governor Fitzroy Place, Auckland Central

Venue Overview

Located at the corner of Mayoral Drive and Governor Fitzroy Place in the centre of Auckland, the new School of Communications will be a major gateway to AUT and will transform the University's City Campus.

Opened in February 2013, AUT's new specialist Technology Learning Precinct covers 2.9 hectares on its city campus. The Learning Precinct provides specialist and general teaching facilities increasing the campus area by 25%. The project encompasses 20,000 square metres of under-cover space, including a 12- storey tower, a 5 - storey glass - roofed atrium, cafes, shops and plaza areas.

The link between space, technology and the process of teaching has been carefully considered in the precinct's design and choice of technology. The precinct houses specialist facilities for AUT's school of communication studies, including a screen and television studio, motion capture and Chroma key studio, performance studio, radio station, sound and edit suites, digital media computer labs, and a brand new media centre.

All lobbies and break out spaces are designed as collaborative social study areas with a range of furniture types to cater for multiple ways of learning. High efficiency heating and air-conditioning, low - energy lighting and long - life materials also contribute to the visionary design and function of the buildings.
The precinct completes AUT's Mayoral Drive frontage by linking to the faculty of business and law building and the tourism and hospitality building. Governor Fitzroy Place will become a primarily pedestrian area featuring an open public plaza for students.

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This page last updated: Friday 1 March 2013