The buildings of tomorrow
The Sustainable Buildings Research Centre in North Wollongong makes a bold statement about material choice and conceptual design, while achieving the Illawarra’s first six-star Green Star Building rating. It is also the first building in Australia to be accredited under the Living Building Challenge.
The design takes into account the coastal and bush surroundings, while using a selection of materials – including insulated steel panels and steel railway tracks – to create an aesthetic and unique character. In the high-bay lab, the roof is divided into two discrete sections. Each features a different colour, Surfmist® and Whitehaven®, both chosen for their high solar reflectance and thermal performance. The project was unified by the use of COLORBOND® steel, which is durable and resilient – like the natural environment.
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Architect: Cox Richardson Architects. Project: Sustainable Buildings Research Centre. Location: Fairy Meadow, New South Wales. COLORBOND®, BlueScope and the BlueScope brand mark are registered trade marks of BlueScope Steel Limited. © 2020 BlueScope Steel Limited ABN 16 000 011 058. All rights reserved. steelselect.com.au