Exceptional work from Deakin University’s graduating architecture students was showcased at special public exhibitions in Melbourne and Geelong this month.

The grand designs of students were on display at Federation Square during Melbourne Cup week before moving to the gallery at Deakin’s Geelong Waterfront Campus from 14 to 24 November. 

Deakin’s Chair in Architecture Professor Des Smith said this year’s exhibition, PaperSpace takes the Stand, curated the work of 50 undergraduate and masters students, including drawings, models and folios.

“The students’ work examines how architecture might act politically and socially, how it might respond to its site and context, and how the putting together of building elements might enhance our experience of the world,” Professor Smith said.

The works ranged from designs for a disused Berlin factory converted into temporary refugee housing, to plans for a museum for shearing and wool in Western Victoria.

“We are bringing architecture back to the public, while celebrating the hard-work of our most talented students,” Professor Smith said.

For more information about the PaperSpace exhibitions in Melbourne and Geelong, visit www.facebook.com/paperspaceexhibition.

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