New UTS science facility to attract world’s best

Posted on Mar 26, 2021

Our new Science Research Facility for the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) has been featured in Architecture & Design. Described as a space for “big ideas and big breakthroughs”, the new facility meets the increasing demand for high-tech research space on the campus.

Completed in 2020, the new seven-storey facility is now up and running. Its purpose-built laboratories aim to achieve high-impact research at a globally competitive scale, generate greater engagement with industry, support student outcomes, and create a more attractive and engaging campus. 

We took an organic approach to the lab interiors introducing into the clinical uses a warm colourful identity mimicking ‘a new dawn’, rising in colour intensity at each floor of the building. Powder-coated UTS yellow flashes within window frames on the façade provide an energetic frisson – like a bolt of lightning.

Thank you to all contributors for making this project happen: our clients at UTS, Bryce Hutchinson and Jenny Tran and our collaborating architect Jesse Lockhart- Krause. Meinhardt (Sydney), Douglas Partners, Wilde & Woollard, Marshall Day (Sydney), CETEC, Philip Chun (Sydney), Architecture and Access, and last, but certainly not least, Kane Constructions (Sydney). Thanks also to the H2o team: Mark, Tim, Vanja, Antonio, Michael and Ahmad.

Photo by Tyrone Branigan.

“This facility provides them (UTS researchers) with new tools to continue their ground-breaking work. It will also be an additional drawcard to our campus, giving us capacity to continue to attract top-level researchers from all over the world,”
Patrick Woods, Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Resources) of UTS.