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Projects - Science & Research


ATRF, Charles Darwin University

The new ATRF building, located adjacent to the Charles Darwin University, provides a unique visual character to the area. The building is, surrounded by rich vegetation, oriented with long building axis running E/W, with the building facing N/S, to catch breezes, sun shaded with roof overhangs to reduce maintenance and air conditioning operating costs, vertical blinds placed on the windows set this building as an energy sustainable design.

The need for energy sustainable design was specifically stated and a very tight budget was given to the Architect is created with a covered ‘street’ link, which extends and joins on to the existing Administration Offices. This link provides direction and coordination, as well as the opportunity for future development.

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