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New Lady Cilento Children's Hospital / Lyons + Conrad Gargett

  • Architects: Lyons, Conrad Gargett
  • Location: South Bank 3, Clem Jones Promenade, Brisbane QLD 4101, Australia
  • Area: 115000.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Dianna Snape

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How Brisbane's Translational Research Institute Revolutionizes Medicine Through Architecture

In Brisbane, the largest research institute for medicine south of the equator, the Translational Research Institute (TRI), is transforming the world of medical research in part thanks to its new building by Wilson Architects and BVN Donovan Hill. Opened last year, the building has found success in the way it encourages chance encounters, offers a shaded breakout space for the neighboring hospital, and simply makes researchers feel like they "must be doing something important." In this article originally published by Metropolis Magazine as "In Brisbane, An Innovative Laboratory Complex Is Home to Pioneering Medical Research," Mikki Brammer explores how such a building can have such a powerful effect on the world of medicine.

It’s not often that the aspect of chance is considered a positive thing in the world of medicine, where the smallest error can determine life or death. But at the Translational Research Institute (TRI) in Brisbane, Australia, chance encounters are leading to lifesaving discoveries.

Grace on Coronation / Zaha Hadid Architects

Courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects
Courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects

Zaha Hadid Architects have unveiled their latest design, an urban riverfront development in Brisbane. The project consists of three 22 and 25-story sculptural residential towers containing 486 apartments and eight riverfront villas, along with car parking spaces and 7,300 square meters of landscaped public parklands. According to property developer Sunland Group's Managing Director, Sahba Abedian, Grace on Coronation is slated to reinvigorate a historic site.

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Oxlade Drive House / James Russell Architect

  • Architects: James Russell Architect
  • Location: Brisbane QLD, Australia
  • Design Team: James Russell, Andrew Shindler & John Ellway
  • Area: 210.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Toby Scott

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Advanced Engineering Building / Richard Kirk Architect + HASSELL

© Peter Bennetts
© Peter Bennetts

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University of Queensland Global Change Institute / HASSELL

  • Architects: HASSELL
  • Location: Brisbane QLD, Australia
  • Area: 3865.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Peter Bennetts

© Peter Bennetts © Peter Bennetts © Peter Bennetts © Peter Bennetts

Beeston / Shaun Lockyer Architects

  • Architects: Shaun Lockyer Architects
  • Location: Brisbane QLD, Australia
  • Architect in Charge: Shaun Lockyer Architects
  • Design Team: Shaun Lockyer, Shane Marsh
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Scott Burrows

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Trickett / Shaun Lockyer Architects

  • Architects: Shaun Lockyer Architects
  • Location: Brisbane QLD, Australia
  • Architect in Charge: Shaun Lockyer Architects
  • Design Team: Shaun Lockyer, Lucy Hyndman, Jen Lambkin
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Scott Burrows

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Pony Restaurant / Woods Bagot

  • Interior Designers: Woods Bagot
  • Location: Brisbane QLD, Australia
  • Client: Pony
  • Area: 510.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Trevor Mein

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Energex Headquarters / Cox Rayner Architects + BVN Donovan Hill

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West End Ferry Terminal / Cox Rayner Architects

  • Architects: Cox Rayner Architects
  • Location: West End, Brisbane, Australia
  • Client: Brisbane City Council
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Christopher Frederick Jones, Ross Pottinger

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River Room / Shaun Lockyer Architects

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© Scott Burrows
  • Architects: Shaun Lockyer Architects
  • Location: Chelmer, Brisbane, Australia
  • Architect in Charge: Shaun Lockyer Architects
  • Design Team: Jen Lambkin, Corinne Bolton
  • Area: 292.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Scott Burrows

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One One Eagle Street / Cox Rayner Architects

  • Architects: Cox Rayner Architects
  • Location: 111 Eagle Street, Brisbane, Australia
  • Project Director: Jayson Blight
  • Design Director: Michael Rayner
  • Concept Designer: Philip Cox
  • Senior Designer: Michelle Fitzgerald, Spyros Barberis, Kim Huat Tan
  • Senior Architect: Shane Horswill
  • Project Team: Steve Hunter, Vesna Lazarevic, Jee Heng, Samantha Ritch, Sophie Benn, Tara Ram, Zile Zolte
  • Area: 64000.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Christopher Frederick Jones, Florian Groehn, Stefan Jannides, Leon McBride, Scott Needham

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Kane Offices / MARC&CO + coarchitecture

  • Architects: MARC&CO + coarchitecture
  • Location: Brisbane, Australia
  • Builder: Kane Constructions
  • Workstations: Custom made designed by Marc&Co
  • Lights: Domo, Klik Systems
  • Area: 650.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Jon Linkins, Courtesy of MARC&CO + coarchitecture

© Jon Linkins © Jon Linkins © Jon Linkins © Jon Linkins

Wintergarden Façade / Studio 505

  • Architects: Studio 505
  • Location: Brisbane QLD, Australia
  • Architects: Studio 505
  • Area: 4000.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: John Gollings

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Fig Tree Pocket House 2 / Shane Plazibat Architects

  • Architects: Shane Plazibat Architects
  • Location: Brisbane QLD, Australia
  • Architects: Shane Plazibat Architects
  • Project Team: Shane Plazibat, Daniel Sturton, Jindrich Hozak, Vincent TeoProject Area: 2,000 sqm
  • Area: 2000.0 sqm
  • Photographs: Christopher Frederick Jones

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