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Lyons and m3architecture Selected to Design Sustainable Futures Building at the University of Queensland, Australia

Lyons and m3architecture Selected to Design Sustainable Futures Building at the University of Queensland, Australia
Lyons and m3architecture Selected to Design Sustainable Futures Building at the University of Queensland, Australia, Courtesy of Lyons and m3architecture
Courtesy of Lyons and m3architecture

Firms Lyons and m3architecture have been selected to design the Sustainable Futures Building at the St Lucia campus of the University of Queensland.

The new building will house the School of Chemical Engineering, and is intended to amplify the University’s profile as a hub of chemical engineering leadership in Australia, the Asia-Pacific region, and a global stage.

Courtesy of Lyons and m3architecture
Courtesy of Lyons and m3architecture

The design concept creates a physical environment and identity that reinforces the School’s distinctive strengths—outwardly open and transparent, and inwardly intense and focused said the main architect at a press release. 

Sustainability efforts for the project mimic this concept, as the building features a highly energy-efficient glass skin façade, while energy-intensive research areas are offset by renewable energy photovoltaics on the roof.

Courtesy of Lyons and m3architecture
Courtesy of Lyons and m3architecture

The design of the exterior of the building is inspired by “the confluence between chemical engineering and the campus itself,” and thus is an evolution from sandstone to glass, representing the technological advances of chemical engineering.

The project additionally features open connecting stairs, shared collaborative spaces, and “blurred overlapping boundaries between learning, research, and industry.”

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Cite: Sabrina Santos. "Lyons and m3architecture Selected to Design Sustainable Futures Building at the University of Queensland, Australia" 07 Aug 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/792695/lyons-and-m3architecture-selected-to-design-sustainable-futures-building-at-the-university-of-queensland-australia/> ISSN 0719-8884
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Lyons和m3建筑被选中设计澳大利亚,昆士兰大学的可持续未来建筑