01 May 2014
A’Beckett Urban Square
RMIT is transforming an idle space into much-needed sporting and recreational facilities for the benefit of the community.
RMIT is transforming a vacant site in Melbourne into a sport and recreational hub.
Scheduled for completion in June, RMIT A’Beckett Urban Square includes multi-use sporting courts, modern landscaping features, BBQ facilities, table tennis, WiFi and bike parking. The site will also feature specially commissioned artwork from renowned artist Ash Keating.
“With space at a premium in the city, we hope this new urban landscaping ‘pop-up’ will be a welcoming and vibrant recreational destination,” said RMIT Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Margaret Gardner AO.
The 2800 square metre project is located at the corner of A’Beckett and Stewart Streets behind the award-winning Swanston Academic Building. Worth $1.2 million, RMIT A’Beckett Urban Square will be available for use by RMIT students and staff, as well as the wider community.
The recreational and urban space will occupy the site temporarily, as this site is flagged for future development by RMIT.