A transformative project for Murdoch University and the largest mass engineered timber project for Western Australia
Boola Katitjin Murdoch University Perth
At a glance
Western Australia, Australia
Design and Construct
Transforming the University's student life with innovative teaching and learning spaces
Murdoch University's new academic building, Boola Katitjin, is the largest mass engineered timber project in Western Australia.
With a sustainable design able to accommodate up to 60 per cent of Murdoch’s teaching requirements, Boola Katitjin is an exemplar for how considered design and material selection can support better learning for students and significantly reduce the environmental impact of buildings.
The 180 metre long structure was constructed using approximately 1,800 pieces of mass engineered timber, and pushed engineering boundaries with the installation of some of the largest beams ever seen in Australia by volume – with some weighing more than 7,000 kg and extending 26 metres in length.
Project in numbers
pieces of mass engineered timber