Light-Filled Gateway Unveiled for Sydney University of Technology

by , 07/28/10

UTS Podium Extention, Sydney, Australia, glass facade, daylighting, green roof, lacoste and stevenson

Daylighting is naturally the most prominent feature of the structure — sunlight filters throughout the interior, making the space feel warm and welcoming. The glass is sealed in order to minimize noise and pollution, and a frit pattern is applied to the glass above the first level and the awnings to reduce solar heat gain. Meanwhile the roof is covered in a lacy pattern of green spaces and atriums that also serve as light wells and ventilation channels. These features cover about 80% of the roof and provide excellent insulation while offering an attractive view of the surrounding tall buildings.

+ Lacoste + Stevenson

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