Lowy Cancer Research Centre
University of New South Wales
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
2006 - 2011
Lahz Nimmo Architects and Wilson Architects, Architects in Association
2011 Asia Pacific Property Awards for Australia in the category of Public Services Architecture
2011 AIA NSW State Commendation for Public Architecture