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PROJECT DESCRIPTION

A cornerstone of the $1 billion UTS Campus Master Plan, the landmark building was designed by Durbach Block Jaggers, in association with BVN Architecture. Located on the corner of Thomas and Jones streets in the heart of the City Campus, the new Science and Graduate School of Health Building (Building 7) connects seamlessly to Building 4 to create a new science and health teaching, learning and research precinct.

It has been future-proofed to accommodate more than 1200 staff and students over eight occupied levels, three of them underground, and is notable for its state-of-the-art teaching, learning and research facilities.

Overlooking the re-imagined Alumni Green, the building also provides easy access to Buildings 1, 2 and 10, as well as the new Faculty of Engineering and IT (Building 11) on Broadway and the underground Library Retrieval System.

The building has achieved a five-star Green Star Design rating, and its sustainability features include a roof garden, a 27,000-litre rainwater tank and a façade comprising mainly recycled material.

KEY FEATURES: TEACHING, LEARNING & RESEARCH
Super Lab
Level 1 will be home to a state-of-the-art teaching, learning and research facility which will be one of only two in Australia when the building opens. Spanning the entire floor (52 metres from end-to-end) and with capacity for 200 students, the Super Lab will be able to run up to five classes from different disciplines simultaneously.
The lab will consist of 25 workbenches, sitting eight students, who will each have a headset and their own monitor. There will be demonstration stations at every second bench to ensure students are closely connected to their demonstrators. There are also breakout spaces throughout the building, some equipped with smart boards. These spaces will also be available for group discussions and student presentations.

Laboratories
A number of specialist science labs will feature the latest technology, while generic, dry lab facilities will provide schools with maximum flexibility. The main specialist labs include:
• Vacuum Lab (level 0)
• Crime Scene Lab (level 0)
• Clean Room (level 0)
• Imaging Suite (level 0)
• Super Lab (level 1)

Auditorium
A tiered auditorium, seating approximately 200 students and located on level 2, will facilitate multiple forms of engagement including lecture presentations, group work and technology-enabled activities.

Student commons
These informal learning spaces, located on level 1 and level 3 (adjacent to the café) will be used for
individual and group study as well as for socializing.

SOCIAL SPACES
Café
A café on level 3 near the corner of Jones and Thomas St will open out onto a revitalized and expanded Alumni Green.

AWARDS

SUSTAINABILITY FEATURES

High efficient façade

Rainwater harvesting

Water-saving sanitary appliances

Sustainable building materials

Recycled materials

Low-emitting materials and finishes

Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems

Smart design (passive design strategies)

Daylighting maximised

SUSTAINABILITY STRATEGY

UTS has achieved a five-star Green Star Design rating from the Green Building Council of Australia for the Science and Graduate School of Health Building. The building’s design incorporates sustainable features on the inside and out, including:

• A green roof will not only serve as a research and learning space but provide a range of environmental benefits including insulation (to reduce heating and cooling demand in the building) and stormwater management. It will also promote biodiversity in a city environment.

• Roof-mounted solar panels will generate some of the hot water required for the building.

• A 27,000-litre rainwater tank, located under the vehicle ramp to the Building 1 car park, will capture and recycle water for non-potable uses such as flushing toilets and irrigation. An adjacent 57,600-litre tank will provide recycled stormwater for approximately 85% of Alumni Green’s irrigation demand.

• The building’s façade, manufactured by the Sto Group in Germany, will comprise approximately 85% recycled material.

• Extensive use of light wells and skylights will maximise natural light throughout the building, reducing energy consumption due to artificial lighting.

ENERGY DATA

Energy consumption:

N/A (N/A )

Consumption type:

Annual carbon footprint:

N/A (N/A )

Climate zone:

Temperate

Min. temperature =

8.1

Max temperature =

25.9

RH =

57

Temperate

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CLIENT

Client:

University of Technology, Sydney

DESIGNERS

Architect:

Durbach Block Jaggers

Architect:

Durbach Block Jaggers , BVN Architecture

CONSULTANTS

Acoustical consultant:

Marshall Day Acoustics

Building services engineer:

Arup , Steensen Varming

Green certification consultant:

Steensen Varming

Specialist consultant:

Steensen Varming , TTW

Structural Engineer:

TTW

CONTRACTORS

Contractor:

Richard Crookes Construction

Sub contractor:

Hansen Yuncken

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PROJECT INFO

Building type:

Educational

Year:

2015

Project Status:

Built

Gross Area:

13800 Sqm

Certificates:

GREEN_STAR Education v1 6 Star

Climatic zone:

Temperate

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