This project resulted in the creation of additional learning and teaching space, and significantly upgraded student and staff amenities for the Murray Institute of TAFE's Barossa Valley Campus. It includes a new Resource Centre, Student Lounge, a Wine Tasting Laboratory, new Hospitality Training Bar and staff and student services office accommodation.
Through careful planning, a secure internal courtyard space was delivered, providing light and outlook to the Resource Centre and Student Lounge, as well as a focal hub for the facility. Innovative building forms and continuous detailing were used to bring together the disparate building elements along with a contemporary palate of materials to complement the existing building envelopes on the site and bring a fresh and dynamic enthusiasm to the campus.
The wine tasting laboratory provides for an industry standard environment used by the students and the wider community for improving and enhancing outcomes from this key industry to the Barossa. The facility was completed over a number of stages and handed over on budget in early 2006.