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Hassell and Kirk's Queensland Uni engineering building opens

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The new £73million Advanced Engineering Building at the University of Queensland, designed by Richard Kirk Architect and Hassell, has officially opened its doors

Hassell, which has offices in London and Cardiff, and Richard Kirk Architect designed the 22,000m² research and training building for the Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology at the University of Queensland’s Brisbane campus.

Along with manufacturing and civil engineering laboratories the building contains a 500-seat lecture theatre with a glulam timber roof and views across the University’s lakes.

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The building features timber, steel and terracotta facades which control the daylight and a glazed north facade screened by a wall of terracotta tiles.

Designed to act as a teaching aid, the building’s internal and external conditions are monitored, with students able to access elevator energy outputs, air-conditioning levels and the building’s structural performance in real time.

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Architect’s view

Mark Loughnan, principal, Hassell

‘The study of engineering is very much a hands-on experience, so we needed to create an environment that supports this physical approach. The building’s design encourages students to constantly engage with research and practical learning - and even the research labs, which have traditionally been hidden from view, are on display to passers-by.’

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