UniSA Health Innovation Building

/ North Terrace, Adelaide

UniSA Health Innovation Building

Working in association with Sydney-based architectural firm BVN, Swanbury Penglase is currently hard at work completing detailed documentation for the University of South Australia’s new 14 storey Health Innovation Building (HIB) on North Terrace.

Located alongside the Morphett Street Bridge and adjacent the New Royal Adelaide Hospital, the SAHMRI building and Adelaide University’s (under-construction) Medical and Nursing School, HIB is a high-profile landmark and an integral part of the new South Australian Health and Biomedical Precinct. Our landscape architecture team is also currently working in collaboration with the Adelaide University design team to develop a new suspended landscaped ‘urban park’ between both buildings.

The building will house the Centre for Cancer Biology (CCB) which will link the UniSA community with up to 250 of Australia’s top cancer and health researchers in addition to other innovative, multidisciplinary research laboratories. At the lower levels it will feature Adelaide’s first Science Creativity Education Studio (SciCeD) intended to inspire a new generation of science aware community.

Site works have commenced, with the project planned to open to the public in early 2018.

Disciplines:
Architecture, Interior, Landscape
Industries:
Education, Health
Completion:
2015
Location:
North Terrace, Adelaide
Adelaide

244 Gilbert Street
Adelaide SA 5000
Australia

T +61 8 8212 2679
F +61 8 8212 3162

Melbourne

11 / 1-5 Martin Street
St Kilda VIC 3182
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T +61 3 9510 0581

Postal

PO Box 10168
Adelaide BC SA 5000

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We are a practice of character and integrity made up of highly motivated and committed individuals who believe in the pursuit of excellence through the built environment.
Adelaide

244 Gilbert Street
Adelaide SA 5000
Australia

T +61 8 8212 2679
F +61 8 8212 3162

Melbourne

11 / 1-5 Martin Street
St Kilda VIC 3182
Australia

T +61 3 9510 0581

Postal

PO Box 10168
Adelaide BC SA 5000

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Mullawirra at Willunga

/ Willunga

Mullawirra at Willunga

The brief for this project was to create a family home which maximised the stunning views down the valley and the native bushlands located on the eastern corner of the site.

The design philosophy for the house drew inspiration from the structure of the rocky outcrop located around the site and the desire to capture the natural beauty of the site.

The backbone of the house (living areas and secondary bedrooms) is angled to follow the contours of the land and is transparent in appearance to maximise the views down the valley.  The master bedroom pod is skewed at an angle away from the main house to address the dense bushland and provide a more intimate and private aspect away from the panoramic views. The obtuse angle between the two building elements is reflective of the structure of the slate rock formation located within the region. The angular stone walls through the residence are reflective of stone veins which run through the site and anchor the building into the landscape.

As our clients settle into their new home, they are thoroughly enjoying the natural wonders that this site offers them.

Disciplines:
Architecture, Interior, Landscape
Industries:
Residential
Completion:
2016
Location:
Willunga
Photographer:
David Russell Photographer
Adelaide

244 Gilbert Street
Adelaide SA 5000
Australia

T +61 8 8212 2679
F +61 8 8212 3162

Melbourne

11 / 1-5 Martin Street
St Kilda VIC 3182
Australia

T +61 3 9510 0581

Postal

PO Box 10168
Adelaide BC SA 5000

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We provide a high quality service which is achieved through our uniquely personalised approach and dynamic work environment.
Adelaide

244 Gilbert Street
Adelaide SA 5000
Australia

T +61 8 8212 2679
F +61 8 8212 3162

Melbourne

11 / 1-5 Martin Street
St Kilda VIC 3182
Australia

T +61 3 9510 0581

Postal

PO Box 10168
Adelaide BC SA 5000

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Adelaide Law School, University of Adelaide

/ Adelaide, SA

Adelaide Law School, University of Adelaide

For almost 50 years the Ligertwood building at the University of Adelaide has been the home for the Adelaide Law School, the second oldest Law school in Australia. The brief for the project was to create a more student friendly and ‘progressive’ environment whilst still maintaining an upmarket and corporate presence.

The fitout was carried out over the ground floor and the fifth floor and involved some minor fitout works to Levels 2, 3 and 4.

The design philosophy for the fitout drew inspiration from the distinctive architectural features of the Ligertwood Building: its defining angled entrance canopy and recessed hexagonal fenestration façade patterning.

For the ground floor, the existing ceiling was removed and the structure exposed and painted out black. Dropped ceiling features were added to delineate separate zones and functional areas and to add visual interest. The main access corridor was visually reduced in length by incorporating two coloured transition zones. Overall the space is very popular with the law students, largely as a result of the informal and relaxed atmosphere.

The main space of the fifth floor has been designed to be opened up to accommodate large gatherings and functions. The walls to the teaching spaces consist of large sliding glass panels that open up to the central kitchen space, enabling maximum flexibility for operating both teaching and function areas.

The executive suite is also located on this level, accessed via secure automatic glazed doors. Whilst consistent with the design of the Level 5 teaching space, the executive offices have a more formal, structured feel with a more restrained colour and materials palette: the overall aesthetic not dissimilar to a progressive  and contemporary legal office fitout.

Disciplines:
Interior
Industries:
Education, Fitout
Completion:
2015
Location:
Adelaide, SA
Photographer:
David Russell Photographer
Adelaide

244 Gilbert Street
Adelaide SA 5000
Australia

T +61 8 8212 2679
F +61 8 8212 3162

Melbourne

11 / 1-5 Martin Street
St Kilda VIC 3182
Australia

T +61 3 9510 0581

Postal

PO Box 10168
Adelaide BC SA 5000

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