Woods Bagot Director and Global Health and Science Sector Leader Georgia Singleton said the significance of the work carried out within the walls of the building provided the conceptual inspiration for the façade design.
The building’s external, predominantly solid facade provides a protective layer akin to an animal’s skin, linking to the building’s purpose as a research space for the natural environment.
Featuring a series of external shroud-like elements that adapt and change as the facade wraps the building, the design has produced an organic aesthetic that is distinctive to the Biomedical Precinct. Inspired by the natural environment, the design references the movements of a butterfly. The facade utilised a mix of Mayor Tempio bespoke sun shades and standard tile.