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La Trobe University Institute for Molecular Science – Bundoora, Australia

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La Trobe Front  La Trobe Interior  La Trobe Site
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Building: La Trobe University Institute for Molecular Science 
Location: Bundoora, Australia
Design Architects: Lyons
Landscape Architects: Rush Wright
Briefing Architects: S2F
Structural & Civil Engineers: Meinhardt
Services Engineers: Norman Disney & Young (NDY)
Quantity Surveyors: Slattery Australia 
Construction: Watpac Construction (VIC)
Project Managers: APP Corporation
Size: 11,000 sm (about 118,400 sf)
Completed: 2013
Cost: $85.4 million

AE Interests: Formal certification for 5 Star Green Star (design), cellular solar facade, maximum north-south facades and minimum east-west facades, absorption chillers, reuse water, mixed-mode ventilation [1].

Article: [1]

Video: [1]

Written by Beth Canales

November 16, 2017 at 11:25 am

Posted in Built

International Renewable Energy Agency HQ – Abu Dubai, UAE

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IRENA HQ front  Irena HQ Plan  IRENA HQ Interior
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Building: International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) HQ
Location: Abu Dubai, UAE
Architects: Woods Bagot 
Structural Engineers: Burohappold Engineering
Fire Engineers: Design Confidence
Construction: Brookfield Multiplex
Size: 300,000 – 500,000 sf
Completed: June 2015

AE Interest: Awarded a 4 Pearl Estidama Construction Rating Certificate, 1000 sm rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) power system, solar thermal water heaters, permanent solar shading, oriented along the direction of typical wind flow [a], 95% of energy harnessed from lowering elevators reused throughout the building [b].

Articles: a, b

Videos: [1, 2]

Written by Beth Canales

November 16, 2017 at 11:17 am

Posted in Built