CERAR, University of South Australia, Adelaide, SA
This new building for the Centre for Environmental Risk Assessment and Remediation (CERAR) and Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) is located on a key pedestrian boulevard within the University of South Australia, providing a gateway to the campus.
Dynamic and highly articulated, the design provides for six key laboratories (both dry and wet) with the flexibility to accommodate up to 120 scientists and support staff.
The laboratory and administrative support wings are located on two levels. Connecting stairs and pedestrian bridges occupy the generous atrium space linking formal and informal meeting areas and maximising interaction between scientists.
The ground level laboratories have glazed partitions to showcase the scientists at work, while meeting rooms flow through to the reception to accommodate large events.