Location Adelaide, Australia
Services Sustainable design
Architect Woods Bagot
Imagery © Woods Bagot/Peter Clarke
+61 08 8419 2715
The South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) is the first project in South Australia and the first laboratory building in Australia to achieve LEED Gold certification.
In another first, the visually striking SAHMRI is the first project to be completed in Adelaide’s health and bio-medical precinct, the largest precinct of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere. SAHMRI will accommodate a team of more than 600 local and international researchers working together in the search for better treatments and cures for some of the world’s most challenging diseases.
Cundall provided sustainable design advice and LEED consultancy services on SAHMRI from schematic design phases through to commissioning and handover. Works included initial owner and stakeholder workshops to define project goals and aspirations for energy efficiency, water efficiency, human health and environmental outcomes, design reviews, contractor coaching and liaison, development of an operational energy measurement and verification plan, LEED management and submission delivery.
Key attributes of the facility include passively designed floor plates that respond to functional requirements while providing maximum daylight where needed, optimised façade orientation and an innovative solar shaded dia-grid envelope skin. The unique facade is designed to improve daylight, reduce heat gain and solar glare and maintain visual connection to the exterior for a healthy indoor environment.
By taking a systematic and whole-of-life approach to building related environmental impacts and human benefits, SAHMRI joins a select group of LEED Gold certified buildings worldwide.
The 800-bed Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH) is the state’s flagship hospital, providing a comprehensive range of the most complex clinical care to an estimated 85,000 inpatients and 400,000 outpatients each year.
The London Clinic is one of the city's oldest and largest independent hospitals. The clinic has operated since 1932, developing an international reputation as one of the UK’s leading independent acute hospitals. The clinic treats approximately 20,000 inpatients and 125,000 outpatients annually.
Ulster Hospital is one of the major acute hospitals serving the Belfast area. The building stock was subject to a refurbishment and new build program to make it suitable for future health care provision in Northern Ireland.
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