Gallery: La Trobe University’s Eye-Popping New Research Facility Aims f...

La Trobe University’s new Institute for Molecular Science is a state-of-the-art facility for molecular science, biotechnology and nanotechnology research. Designed by Melbourne-based Lyons Architects, the $97-million project will provide new laboratories, accommodation for over 400 researchers and a 180-seat auditorium for teaching use and public lectures. The building aims to achieve at least a 5-Star rating from the Green Building Council of Australia’s Educational Tool.

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  1. Craig the capable March 29, 2013 at 11:33 am

    What is going on with Australian / Melbourne (especially institutional) architecture. The overwhelming trend seems to be more is more is more is more is more! Swanston Academic Building (also Lyons), Melbourne Recital Center, Pixel Building, Wanangkura Stadium, and this are all examples.

    It seems like the process is one of just ‘let’s chuck everything we can think of at it and see what sticks’.

    I for one would love to see a bit more restraint please.

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