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Lowy Cancer Research Centre - Children's Cancer Institute

January - 2011

The Lowy Cancer Research Centre, a joint venture development between the University of New South Wales (UNSW) and the Children’s Cancer Institute Australia (CCIA) at the UNSW Kensington Campus in Sydney, brings together childhood and adult cancer research within the one site.

The challenge was to encourage 400 researchers, many of who are often out of the building or in the hospital, to share and collaborate in informal, as well as formal ways.

The transparency and openness of the design, combined with the many physical links and views to buildings on and off campus create a strong sense of connection.

The corridors have become a significant feature housing a network of informal kitchens and lounges. There are also small group work spaces in the corridor as well as event spaces with programmed activities. The project has six levels of laboratories, including the following services:

  • Four levels of generic PC2 microbiological research laboratories
  • Shared support laboratories including imaging and cancer genetics
  • Research animal facility
  • Dry research laboratory
  • Administrative services
  • Shared common interaction areas which bridge across and link to the School of Biomedical Sciences within the Wallace Wurth Building

SM Series Air Handling Units were supplied and installed at the Lowy Cancer Research Centre to ensure a healthy indoor environment is kept for all occupants.

Project Details

Allstaff Airconditioning
Lahz Nimmo Architects / Wilson Architects
January - 2011
Randwick, New South Wales

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