F Block and new gallery from Greens Road. Drawing by Architectus, 2011.

The Gateway project is an initiative of the Australian Government being conducted as part of the Education Investment Fund.


The  Gateway@COFA is a state of the art teaching, learning and studio/laboratory redevelopment of COFA’s Paddington campus which will transform art and design education in Australia to meet the growing demands of the global creative economy.

The Gateway project, which fits perfectly into the City of Sydney Creative Precincts 2030 Plan, will also re-orient the COFA campus onto Oxford Street, welcoming the public to attend exhibitions, lectures, short courses or just have a coffee at the café.

The new facilities will enhance teaching and learning in all degree programs.
The Gateway@COFA will allow the College of Fine Arts UNSW to model a cutting-edge, real-world learning environment to ensure Australia’s creative practitioners take a leadership role in the creative economy of the 21st century.

Project Managers: Capital Insight

Design and Construction Contractor: Hindmarsh Construction Australia Pty Ltd

Architect: Architectus