Knox Innovation Opportunity and Sustainability Centre / Woods Bagot

Knox Innovation Opportunity and Sustainability Centre / Woods Bagot

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  • Architects: Woods Bagot
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  1800
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2012
  • Photographs
    Photographs :Peter Bennetts
Knox Innovation Opportunity and Sustainability Centre / Woods Bagot - Facade
© Peter Bennetts

Text description provided by the architects. KIOSC (Knox Innovation Opportunity and Sustainability Centre) is a centre of excellence training hub for the delivery of green education and training, focusing on environmental sustainability and responsible management.

Knox Innovation Opportunity and Sustainability Centre / Woods Bagot - Facade
© Peter Bennetts

The centre, which is located at Swinburne University of Technology’s campus inMelbourne, Australia, is for senior secondary students from seven local schools who pooled their Australian Commonwealth government funding (as part of the Trade Training Centre in Schools Program) to fund the centre.

Knox Innovation Opportunity and Sustainability Centre / Woods Bagot - Chair
© Peter Bennetts

Featuring a mixture of technology-rich collaborative areas, a presentation space for 100 people, discovery laboratories, TAFE laboratories and ancillary spaces, plus a Discovery Centre,KIOSC was conceived as an immersive environment for students in Years 7 to 12.

Knox Innovation Opportunity and Sustainability Centre / Woods Bagot - Image 6 of 14
© Peter Bennetts

The design of the building reflects its purpose of operation – sustainability, inclusion and innovation.  It includes sustainable materials, energy efficiency through correct building orientation and integration of siting and building fabric with engineering services.

Knox Innovation Opportunity and Sustainability Centre / Woods Bagot - Image 5 of 14
© Peter Bennetts

The building’s distinctive façade is part of the sustainability imperative of the design, acting as a screen for the sun. The large eve acts as a canopy, while the blades serve as a screen, positioned for thermal quality in response to the angle of the sun.

Knox Innovation Opportunity and Sustainability Centre / Woods Bagot - Image 10 of 14
© Peter Bennetts

KIOSC itself will act as a learning tool for the students and will enable them to develop an understanding of how buildings, people and the natural environment interact.

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Address:Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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Cite: "Knox Innovation Opportunity and Sustainability Centre / Woods Bagot" 17 Dec 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/306777/knox-innovation-opportunity-and-sustainability-centre-woods-bagot> ISSN 0719-8884

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