Client:
The University of Western Australia
Location:
Shenton Park, Western Australia
Features:
Small animal multi-zone breeding and experimental facility
Awards:
Property Council of WA Bassett Award for Sustainable Development - 2009
RAIA WA 2007 Architecture Award for Public Architecture - 2007
Best Public Building MBA Bankwest Excellence in Construction Awards - 2007
Excellence in Energy Efficiency - Sponsored by the Sustainable Energy Development Office (SEDO)- MBA Bankwest Excellence in Construction Awards - 2007
Structural Sub-Contractor of the Year - MBA Bankwest Excellence in Construction Awards - 2007
Commendation - 2007 Colorbond Steel Award - 2007
Australian Steel Institute WA. Architecture Steel Design Award - 2007

Home to some of the nation’s leading scientists and researchers, the internationally accredited and highly sustainable biomedical facility is setting new standards in world-class research and laboratory designs.

The building rests on a gently rising slope, its walls extending out to mark significant entry points anchoring it to the landscape. It is an iconic building developed to accommodate breeding of small animals and a range of experimental zones in Western Australia.

Unlike other institutions, the facility evokes a connection to the earth through the use of natural and recycled materials such as concrete, limestone and timber while still meeting international standards for its complex and technically challenging laboratories.