2011 AIA VICTORIAN CHAPTER AWARD
The Holmesglen Health Sciences Building was designed through a robust planning process between the design team, key stakeholders, end users, and community engagement. The desire to build a 5 Green Star Rated Building drove the design, delivering a unique educational facility that offers an environmentally sustainable, state of the art, specialist building for nursing and health sciences.
The facility comprises of four large teaching wards, microbiology and bioscience laboratories, two simulation suites, a community apartment, an allied health laboratory, lecture theatres, general teaching spaces, a co-operative learning center, computer laboratories, and teaching and administrative staff offices.
Key aspects Include a reduction in car parking, increased bicycle facilities with storage & change/wash areas, sustainable materials, rain harvesting, motion sensors for lighting, a gas cogeneration plant, doubled glazed high-performance windows and significant levels of insulation to walls and roof. The Building continues to reduce energy consumption levels by 15% per annum.