The new 2,200m² Microsimulation Centre provides new offices for 45 staff, an international standard conference centre that can accommodate 300 people, plus seminar rooms and four apartments for visiting academics.
The foyer of the conference centre has been designed to house exhibitions associated with conferences, as well as being a good acoustic venue for music.
The building is designed as a single storey complex located around an existing native landscape and water course. The outdoor spaces will provide an unusual and welcome outdoor break-out area during conferences.
The architecture of the complex uses simple forms clad in zinc sheet and anchored by rendered masonry at ground level and in service areas. The colours are restrained and sophisticated using a palette of silvers, greys and white.
The building has achieved a 5 star Green Star Education rating.