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Queensland Brain Institute

John Wardle Architects + Wilson Architects (architects in association)

What is the ‘big (IDEA)’ behind this project?
‘A Theatre for Research’ theme was developed to frame an architectural approach that would encourage the fertile cross pollination of ideas between the variety of researchers and associations within the facility. Visibility is exaggerated, with the laboratories on display upon entry. Circulation routes have been elevated from the prosaic to become lively promenades attached to informal spaces important for conducting accidental research in a social environment. The building form alludes to an archaeological segment of a Roman theatre.

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Design Practice: John Wardle Architects + Wilson Architects (architects in association)
Location: St Lucia Campus, Queensland