Sustainable Buildings Research Centre

University of Wollongong, New South Wales

This university building is designed as both a research hub and research subject with the potential to transform the majority of Australia’s building to be sustainable and resilient. The building is designed to deliver unique evidence-based research on sustainably retrofitting the nation’s existing building stock – through both lab-based academic inquiry and by using the very fabric of the building for research.

It aims to achieve several sustainability and Australian building-firsts – including certification under the world’s most rigorous sustainability program, the Living Building Challenge. The building also incorporates a ‘plug and play’ system allowing experimental technologies to be plugged into the building’s power, water and waste distribution and treatment systems, allowing researchers to modify the building’s services and research occupants’ responses.

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Milo Dunphy Award for Sustainable Architecture, AIA NSW 2015

State Commendation for Education Architecture, AIA NSW 2015

Finalist, Timber Design Awards, 2014

Excellence in Construction of Tertiary Buildings, Master Builders Association 2013

Excellence in Construction for Energy & Resource Efficiency, Master Builders Association 2013

University of Wollongong
Project Status
Completed, 2010-2013
Key Consultants
Cundall, TLB Engineers, Taylor Brammer Landscape Architects
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