A 4 storey building of approximately 8000m2 of Educational, Office & Lecture Theatre facilities with central Atrium public realm space. Located at Deakin University’s Waurn Ponds Campus, the main focus of the building is Undergraduate teaching of Allied Health sciences programmes.
This building has been designed to Deakin University’s high sustainability ideals. Whilst not formally rated this project has been designed to be as sustainable as possible within the functional requirements of the brief.
It utilises well considered materials to ensure that sustainability is championed. Long life, loose fit materials have been selected with consideration for their inherent properties for durability, finish and look, need for maintenance, distance of travel from source, amount of energy used to manufacture and install and life span. Consideration has been given to the material composition particularly VOC content and potential to off gas.
The orientation of the building was carefully considered, position the building to take maximum benefit from sun patterns. Extensive sun shading and dual facades have been used to reduce heat loads on the building. Functions have been planned and located to make maximum benefit of sun paths.