Monash University Science Centre

Office: Victoria
Sector: Tertiary
Client: Monash University

Consultants:

Williams Boag Architects

Awards:

Sustainable Architecture Award 2003, Australian Institute of Architects

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This award winning multi-use educational facility was completed by Kane Constructions in 2003 and is located at the Monash University Clayton Campus.

The building is cut into a sloping site and has been designed as a dedicated facility for promotion of science to both primary and secondary students, and the general public. The centre comprises an exhibition hall, a teaching wing, mezzanine level, and lobby including a retail outlet. These spaces are linked via a circulation spine.

Ecologically sustainable design was a key driver of the project with the building incorporating geothermal energy, night purging, thermal chimneys, solar control and light shelves. The end result was a building that proved to be a leader of its time in sustainable design and construction.

The Monash Science Centre won the Australian Institute of Architects state award for sustainable architecture and received a commendation in the national awards in 2003.

The $8m project was delivered via a fixed price lump sum contract with a construction period of 11-months.

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