Get a taste for life at LCI Melbourne’s flagship Collingwood campus, without leaving the comfort of your couch. In one click, step through the doors of the red-bricked walls that house the creative minds and hands of Melbourne’s next creative generation.
See the place where graphic design meets photography and interior designers collaborate with filmmakers. Where ink-stained cloth is transformed into a new garment and working partnerships flourish. But how?
LCI Melbourne has utilised the latest in 3D scanning technology to bring our award-winning Collingwood campus to the rest of the world, through an interactive 3D experience. Get a peek at each nook and crayon through this immersive tour that follows the paces of our students.
The result, an interactive digital experience that prospective students can explore online from anywhere in the world via the LCI Melbourne website, and in classrooms across Victoria via devices from tablets to Google Cardboard headsets. Users can place themselves in the key campus spaces relevant to their interests, get an immersive sense of campus life.
To fully capture the essence of LCI Melbourne, we started by scanning key spaces on the campus, producing a working model of the building. To these ‘rooms’ we added time lapse 360 video of a typical day, allowing you to get a feel for the student experience. We’ve also added extra information on study areas, workshops and the international opportunities that membership of LCI Education Network brings.
From the 3-tiered open space created by the atrium to the original trusses and floors of the second floor, this is your opportunity to get an up-close view. See not only how students are being creative, but how the heritage site has retained its history of housing Melbourne’s makers.
Once the site of Foy & Gibson’s emporium, the go-to place for 19th century Melbournians to find everything from boots to beds, LCI Melbourne is located at the heart of Collingwood’s creative hub. In its heyday, more than 2,000 Melbourne ‘makers’ worked at Foy & Gibson – at every stage of the production process, from spinning, to despatch and delivery. They made men’s and women’s clothing, millinery, furniture, hardware and bedding, which were delivered to homes across the city with horse-drawn carts.
These walls that watched Melbourne grow up over a century now nurture a new generation of creatives. With a multi-million-dollar investment from the Canadian-founded LCI Education network the building has been transformed into LCI Melbourne – a purpose-built creative campus for the students enrolled in Victoria’s only Bachelor of Design Arts.
Designed by Melbourne-based architects Gray Puksand it’s the space where a new generation of trend-setters are beginning to make their mark – literally. Once you’ve explored the 360 experience, you’ll want to get off the couch and jump on a Smith St-bound tram and turn the virtual into reality.
Apply today to start February 2019.