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The Boilerhouse building is in the throes of a clean-up. Coffs Harbour Demolitions, who have extensive experience with asbestos and hazardous material elimination, are very carefully removing and disposing of contaminants, and stripping the award-winning building down to its bare bones. It will soon...

UNE has commissioned two local artists to complete artworks of the Boilerhouse that will depict the building prior to its transformation into a Children’s Discovery Space. ...

The University of New England’s “postcards from the Boilerhouse” art competition was celebrated with an awards night held at the ‘Stro at UNE main campus on Wednesday 8 August 2018. The historic Boilerhouse at the University of New England’s Armidale campus will be redeveloped into The...

I was privileged to travel recently to the United States to attend Interactivity, the annual International Children’s Museum conference, this year called “Open Source Play: Sharing the Creative Code”. And not to waste a minute in such a rich learning environment, in a country...

Steampunk is a term that originally came from science fiction or science fantasy, inspired by 19th-century industrial steam-powered machinery and incorporating technology and aesthetic but functional designs.  ...

UNE recently invited artists of all ages and stages to enter an art competition titled “postcards from the Boilerhouse” to capture various interpretations of this iconic structure.  The competition was hugely successful with 46 entries received. All entries are now on exhibition at the...

The Boilerhouse project is a redevelopment of the historic, award-winning boilerhouse building on UNE’s Armidale campus into The Boilerhouse Discovery Space. It will become an iconic destination in regional NSW for locals and visitors, offering play-based experiences, both indoor and outdoor, for children aged...

Archival extract of Architecture Australia from February 1975 featuring details of the Boilerhouse Stage 3 developments....

The buildings at UNE harbour and trigger memories and stories of Australia’s first regional university, a place where knowledge and philosophy was upheld and encouraged from 1938. The structures are our connection to that hopeful past, where the vision of bold and innovative leaders...