Vinyl stickers to provide "innovative and inspiring" new design for UOW's Kooloobong accommodation

That's a wrap: The vinyl film will "compliment the building sunshade accent colours and interior city, beach and bush themes". Artist's impression: Visual Energy.
That's a wrap: The vinyl film will "compliment the building sunshade accent colours and interior city, beach and bush themes". Artist's impression: Visual Energy.

The University of Wollongong is hoping to install bright, large scale stickers across the front of its new accommodation block, in an effort to make it look more “innovative and inspiring”.

In a development application lodged with Wollongong City Council the university’s builder Hutchinson Builders have asked for permission to place vinyl film over the south-east corner of the under-construction Kooloobong residence.

Design manager Chadi Akouri told the council the 200 square metre adhesive would display the text “Kooloobong Village” as well as “abstract lines and colours that complement the buildings’ architecture and internal design themes”.

“The designers feel the proposal adds to the visual quality of the soon to be completed buildings and the surrounding area by utilising the soft lines and colours to not only complement the building, but surrounding landscape and outdoor space,” he said.

“With the graphic being a form of a ‘building wrap’, the proposal does not obscure nor compromise any views, dominate the skyline or reduce the quality of vistas.”

At the same time, the university is asking permission to remove seven extra trees to allow for construction of its approved security building on Northfields Avenue.

All trees that are removed will be replaced according to the council’s protocol, the plans say.

Both applications are on exhibition until December 20.