Spaces for students to connect

MUSE Baseline

NBRS+PARTNERS are currently converting a section of the old library at Macquarie Uni. The space is titled MUSE: Macquarie University Spatial Experience. The space includes student collaborative study spaces, spaces between formal academic spaces and purely social spaces.

MUSE Baseline

NBRS+PARTNERS’ design philosophy, established by James Ward, emphasises the importance of connection & choice. To create a space ideal for the students, the students must be able to choose. Imposing a prescriptive space, no matter how expensive or cutting edge in design, will not yield the best results for collaborative interaction. Offering adaptability and choice  allows a sense of ownership over the space. The focus is to provide a space in which students have control over their environment, making it a fun space to be in.

The space is also designed to allow instant connection – to wifi, to the university, between students and to the outside world. The space is not only fun, but efficient – A place to get things done.

We have named our allocated space on Level 1 ‘Bassline’. One exciting opportunity offered by the ground floor is the connection to the outside, which has been emphasised by various elements of the design. The NBRS+PARTNERS Interior team, lead by Hung-Ying Gill, has constructed a layering of spaces to provide a diverse range of spaces to suit a variety of activities.

MUSE Baseline Bubbles

The layering of spaces includes:

  • Private Secure Spaces/ Singular Pods
  • Time for Two
  • Project Time
  • Team spaces
  • Come Together
  • Down Time/Unwind

MUSE should be completed in time for students’ use in Semester 1, 2014.

For more information on MUSE, see the Macquarie University Website


NBRS+PARTNERS is a people focused, research based studio that aims to enrich lives. By developing creative design partnerships our portfolio spanning public and private sectors exhibit an understanding of the people whose lives will be affected. Above all NBRS seeks to design environments that will have positive life changing affect. Architecture is the cornerstone of NBRS+PARTNERS global interdisciplinary design practice with expertise in Architecture, Heritage, Interiors, Urban Planning, Landscape Architecture, ESD and Research. Since 1968, NBRS has developed a research led international architecture practice based in Sydney Australia. NBRS is recognised for its innovative, award-winning design excellence and comprehensive expertise. Our design-minded, 50 strong team’s unique focus on creative partnerships helps to realise solutions, with extraordinary results.

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