Project information

Project
UNSW Rural Clinical School
Client:
University of New South Wales
Architect
Budden Nangle Michael & Hudson Architects
Project description

This 1,100sqm medical teaching facility incorporates a central lecture theatre, student tutorial rooms, medical research laboratories, computer laboratory & consulting room.

Separate staff & administration areas and boardroom feature joinery and furniture were made from locally milled Blackbutt timber.  The building is equipped with state-of-the-art computer programmed audio-visual & video conferencing facilities, theatre lighting, security & BMS services.  Sustainability features include rainwater harvesting, stormwater detention, a solar hot water system, special air conditioning controls, extensive use of natural light and passive solar design with external sun-shading devices.

The design included a single-storey structural steel framed building over suspended concrete slab design with Symonite external metal cladding and split face blockwork.

Awards
MBA Newcastle Excellence In Construction Award - Public Buildings 2008
Master Builders Association