Edmiston Jones

Kooloobong Student Accommodation

The University of Wollongong’s Kooloobong “K2” Student Accommodation Facility reflects a significant shift in the campus built form typology for residential buildings and new internal management strategies for student wellbeing.

Floor area

17,280 sq. m


University of Wollongong


Robsons Road, Wollongong, NSW

The Requirements

The planning of K2 has been designed to create both private and communal spaces. Communal areas are dispersed throughout the facility to allow for small group activities within the residential living areas and larger group activities around the main podium entertainment area and outdoor sports areas.

The Solution / Outcomes

The physical form of the building was directly influenced by the University’s internal management strategies to implement positive residence psychology strategies. The character and architectural language of K2 has been developed to create an identifiable collegiate sense of place for the residents, separate from the campus’ academic precinct.

The Kooloobong Village management has taken a unique approach to creating a culture of wellbeing by becoming the world's first positive residence, planned and run entirely on the science of positive psychology and positive organisations.

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