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Translational Research Institute
Education Facility in Woolloongabba, Australia – design by Wilson Architects + Donovan Hill Architects
page updated 27 Dec 2016 with new photos ; 10 Jun 2015
Translational Research Institute in Woolloongabba
Location: 37 Kent Street, Woolloongabba, Qld 4102, Australia
Design: Wilson Architects + Donovan Hill Architects
Translational Research Institute (TRI) is conceived as a series of interconnected places to enable a community of research.
From the intimate to the expansive, the building acknowledges the diverse communities that make up TRI. It enables both the intensity of scientific research and a range of opportunities for collaboration.
The often functional and featureless laboratory is elevated as a very human place for people who work at the highest level in the pursuit of scientific discovery. Careful fabrication of the building gives a crafted finesse to a setting which has an industrial set of expectations.
Framed within its great window, the outdoor room provides a civic place at the scale of a city and delivers respite from the intensity of research.
This memorable landscaped room contributes to the identity and workplace environment while adding significant space to the network of communal places.
Exterior and interior spaces are inextricably connected and their boundaries deliberately blurred. Despite the immense size of this facility, the diversity in work and social spaces have been calibrated to a human scale and encourage occupation and perambulation. The high quality finish throughout reflects the esteemed status of science.
Translational Research Institute – Building Information
Practice: Wilson Architects + Donovan Hill Architects in Association
Project name: Translational Research Institute
Project completion date: 14 December 2012
Project type: Research & Higher Education
Full address of project: 37 Kent Street, Woolloongabba Qld 4102
Owner’s name: Translational Research Institute
Phone: 07 3443 7712
Occupant’s name: Kate Johnston, Chief Operating Officer
Design Architects: Timothy Hill, John Thong, Michael Hartwich, Damian Eckersley, Hamilton Wilson, Brian Donovan
Project Architects: Fuller November, Simon Swain
Project Team: Sophie Atherton, Domenic Mesiti, Melissa Dever, Lucas Leo, Sarah Russell, Chris Hing Fay, Sarah Neale, Tim Jukes, Simon Depczynski, Ash Every, Wei Jien, Lauren Wellington, David Evans, Charlotte Guymer, Robert Myszkowski, Alisha Renton, Jasper Brown, Michael Herse, Roland Fretwell, Greg Lamb, Beth Wilson, John Harrison, Kamil Kuciak, Ilka Salisbury, Paul Jones, Phil Hindmarsh, Hyun Kim, Martin Arroyo, Daniel Tsang, Michael Bailey, Sarah Woodhouse, Andrew D’Occhio, Tomoyuki Takada, Peter Harding, Nick Lorenz, Dana Hutchinson, Phillip Lukin, Michael Hogg, Shaun Purcell, Rebecca Lee, Jessica Riske, Sally Tyrell, Brent Hardcastle, David McRae, Michael Ford, Briohny McKauge, Maddie Zahos, Santanu Starick, Neil Wilson, Kae Martin, Lisa Matray.
• design, documentation – 15 months
• construction – 40 months
Cost Planner – Davis Langdon Australia an Aecom Company
Structural & Façade Engineer – Aurecon
Civil Engineer – Opus
Mechanical Engineer – Multitech Solutions + Hawkins Jenkins Ross
Electrical Engineer – Aurecon
Hydraulic Engineer – Opus
Landscape Architect – Wilson Landscape Architects + Donovan Hill
Environmental Consultant – Aecom
Fire Engineer – Exova Warrington Fire
Vertical Transport – Cundall
Acoustical Engineers – ASK Consulting Engineers
Building Certifier – Certis !
Contractor – Watpac
Photographs: Christopher Frederick Jones
Translational Research Institute in Woolloongabba images / information received Wilson Architects
Location:37 Kent Street, Woolloongabba, Qld 4102, Australia
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