The Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, His Excellency General the Honorable Sir Peter Cosgrove officially opened the Gateway building at the University of Melbourne.
Trinity College's Gateway building is a world-class educational facility for Trinity College's Pathways School, which provides international studentsa primary pathway into the University of Melbourne, Australia's number one university.
The Pathways School is the second largest of its kind in Australia, where Trinity College welcomes students from 25 countries with cohorts including China, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam and Myanmar.
At the official opening of the Gateway building, the Governor General Sir Peter Cosgrove stated, 'This building with all of its glass, wood and metal reinforces what we know to be true as people, education is a pathway to our future. It's also and should be a pathway to harmony between all people, and that we by embracing different cultures, faiths and worldviews grow closer to each other and less far away from that big wide world.'
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 and a computer and physics laboratories.
Ferco were selected to provide the College with seating in both the auditorium and tutorial rooms.
The College chose the popular FT10 with Wrimatic Tablet. This stylish, congenial, yet versatile seat attracts extremely positive feedback from its users. It is often utilised in main seminar rooms and large corporate auditoriums.