Engineering students at the University of Queensland’s St Lucia campus will benefit from a hands-on approach to learning thanks to the unique design of the new Advanced Engineering Building.
Earning a 5-star Green Star – Education Design v1 rating from the Green Building Council of Australia, the building connects students, researchers and industry.
Designed to encourage learning, the building features exposed concrete, steel and timber components allowing the structural loads and stresses to be monitored over time. Similarly, the various mechanical services systems which include Air Design’s SM series fan coil units, are in full view as a learning tool.
Screens throughout the structure show how the building adapts during the day with the self-managed energy output, water consumption and waste production.