Loxton Research Centre Interior Design
- Primary Industry Resource South Australia
- Loxton, South Australia
- + Conference facility to seat up to 200 people
+ Meeting areas
+ Demonstration kitchen
+ Flexible working spaces
The Loxton Research Centre is set to showcase South Australia’s extraordinary River Murray region and promote its reputation as a leader in agriculture and producer of premium food and wine.
There is a strong connection between the external design and the interior space. The overall concept has been inspired by the agricultural richness of Loxton and the broader Riverland. The design palette incorporates the regional hues of warm timber and copper evoking the natural feel of the earth, while the blue carpet hues represent the River Murray and its strong irrigation industry.
A series of interiors were designed to accommodate a range of options for all staff, visiting businesses and delegations. The centre includes a demonstration kitchen with glimpses into the conference facilities. The conference rooms are divided by operable walls creating a flexible plenary space and open onto a wide deck that takes advantage of spectacular views of the walnut orchard. Flexible workspace provides a relaxed environment and encourages collaboration.
The project is underpinned by a strong commitment to the optimal use of sustainable design technology in both its construction and operation. Energy efficient mechanical systems work cohesively with the flexible wide opening sliding glass doors, providing fresh air into the conference spaces, along with immediate access to the expansive deck breakout space overlooking the heritage walnut orchard. The expansive use of energy efficient glazing, sheltered by large roof overhangs, offers all work and conference areas abounding natural light so as to minimise the use of the carefully selected LED lighting.
The project delivers on the Loxton Research Centre vision, which is to create a hub that brings together industry, research, education and government to drive agriculture and inspire business innovation and collaboration for regional, state, national and international benefit.