2019 Travelling Studio Sweden

Studio Leaders: Dr Hing-wah Chau and A/Prof. Clare Newton



This travelling design studio caters for postgraduate students from multi-disciplines: architecture and landscape architecture. The theme of this studio is ‘design for ageing’ which covers age-friendly community and neighbourhood design, inclusive urban design and universal access, landscape design for health and wellness, residential aged care facility design for older adults. This studio enables students to be exposed to current design practices in Sweden and draws their awareness of the needs of older adults and the global demographic changes of ageing population, which requires improved inclusiveness in our built environment. In addition to the intensive work to be undertaken during the two-week travel in Sweden, students will participate in design studios before and after the travel for site analysis, precedent case studies, schematic design towards their final design works at the end of the semester.

This studio is in collaboration with the Centre for Healthcare Architecture at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden, which is a leading research institution in healthcare and aged care architecture. Therefore, this design studio provides a valuable opportunity for collaboration with academics over there and visiting exemplary Swedish healthcare and aged care facilities.

Students are encouraged to propose solutions to respond to our society’s needs. Bringing real-world issues into design studios can draw students’ awareness of contemporary issues and enable them to equip themselves with the capabilities to formulate corresponding strategies to cope with the ever faster changing professional environment.



Applications close: 4 February 2019
Teaching Start Date: 4 March 2019
Subject census date: 31 March 2019
Overseas travel dates: 15 - 26 April
Teaching End Date: 2 June 2019 
Final submission/presentation: 12 June 2019
OH&S information session: To be confirmed

To Apply:

Applicants will be assessed and selected based on academic merit and a 500 word expression of interest.

To apply, go to the EDSC Travelling Studios page at http://edsc.unimelb.edu.au/graduate/subject-options/travelling-studios and click the ‘Travelling Studio Application Form’. Complete all mandatory fields and submit by 4 February 2019.

You may provisionally enrol in ABPL90114 Travelling Studio (Sweden) via your Student portal on opening of re-enrolment.

You will be informed of the application outcome via your University of Melbourne email account.

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