Sydney Architecture Images- Sydney University

Charles Perkins Centre

architect

Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp

location

Behind the RPA on Missenden Road.

date

2013

style

Modern Brutalism. Unsurprisingly unpopular with the locals- referred to as the"Silos".

construction

Budget- $220 million
Builder- Brookfield Multiplex

type

Research centre.
 
  Artist impression.
 
 
 
   
  The building is a standard reinforced concrete construction with an interesting cladding mixture of aluminium composite panel (alpolic), sandstone and glass. The sandstone side attempts (!) to enter a dialogue with the Gothic St John's College opposite

The University of Sydney spent $220 million on a new research and education centre that will focus on the diagnosis and treatment of obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

The cash for the project was raised through a combination of a government infrastructure bond and private university funding.
Covering 46,700 square metres the area is equal to a 30-storey office block, or similar to the Sydney Cricket Ground.

Once completed it will be home to about 950 researchers and 1455 undergraduates with a variety of laboratory spaces, clinical research facilities and a biobank.

 

www.sydneyarchitecture.com 

links

http://sydney.edu.au/perkins/building_project/background.shtml
http://www.smh.com.au/business/fat-budget-for-sydney-uni-research-centre-20120307-1ujsx.html
http://www.brookfieldmultiplex.com/projects/australasia/nsw/construction_and_development/health/under_construction/charles_perkins_centre/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Perkins_(Aboriginal_activist)