Trinity’s Gateway building officially opened
The new Gateway building is an educational facility for Trinity College’s Pathways School, which provides international students a primary pathway into the University of Melbourne.
Trinity College CEO and Warden, Professor Ken Hinchcliff, said its investment into the Gateway Building will allow it to continue playing an integral role in delivering education to international students.
“The Gateway building is a milestone project that will see Trinity College expand the capacity of its Pathways School from 1,800 international students to 2,500 annually, providing even more students with an unrivalled education that encourages them to make a thoughtful impact now and in the future,” he said.
“We are committed to continuously investing in major infrastructure projects that allow us to enhance the collegiate experience for Trinity College students by providing them with every opportunity to achieve success and create critical and independent thinkers.”
The Gateway building was officially opened by the Australian Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove.
The Pathways School is the second largest of its kind in Australia, where Trinity College welcomes students from 32 countries with the key cohorts being from China, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam and Myanmar.
The state-of the art facility was designed by Trinity College alumni Craig Brown and Steve McIldowie from McIldowie Partners, and built by Kane Constructions. Key features of the Gateway building include 25 tutorial rooms, an auditorium with capacity for 250 people, five drama rooms, an art gallery, six music practice rooms, computer and physics laboratories, archival storage and student common spaces.