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SAHMRI 2 Building Adelaide

Australian Bragg Centre for Proton Therapy and Research design by Woods Bagot Architects

20 Jun 2018

SAHMRI 2 will be home to Australia’s first proton therapy unit for cancer treatment

Design: Woods Bagot, Architects

Location: North Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia

Concept images have been released of Australia’s newest clinical and research facility, in Adelaide’s growing health and biomedical precinct.

SAHMRI 2 Building in Adelaide

SAHMRI 2 Building, Adelaide

Designed by Woods Bagot, SAHMRI 2 will house Australia’s first proton therapy unit for cancer treatment – the Australian Bragg Centre for Proton Therapy and Research.

Occupying the lower three levels of the new facility, SAHMRI 2 will deliver the most technologically advanced, precision radiation therapy in the Southern Hemisphere, with the potential to be part of the cure for a significant number of cancers.

The precise nature of proton therapy allows radiation oncologists to target cancerous tumours directly with minimal damage to surrounding healthy tissue. This makes it a valuable treatment option for tumours close to vital organs or previously untreatable cancers.

Woods Bagot is the global studio behind the design of the flagship SAHMRI, a state-of-the-art facility whose sculptural qualities inspire and promote the building’s function. By seamlessly interacting with its surroundings, SAHMRI benefits both the public and the teams working within its nine flexible research modules.

Woods Bagot director Thomas Masullo said, “The original SAHMRI was a catalyst in the resurrection of inner city Adelaide, and the evolution of an internationally-regarded health and biomedical precinct. The design of SAHMRI 2 echoes the gravitas of this precinct where state-of-the-art technology is part of the city’s ongoing transformation.”

The vision for SAHMRI 2 is to provide flexible, intelligent and high-performance research and work spaces that connect people across teams, disciplines and generations. Located in the Adelaide BioMed City precinct, the new building will complement and accentuate the striking geometric façade of the flagship SAHMRI facility, which draws its design origin from the natural contours of a pine cone.

A purposeful and restrained approach has informed the design of the tower component, with repetition of glass panels, rectangular curtain walling and sun shading system, creating an elegant and sophisticated design aesthetic.

SAHMRI 2 Building in Adelaide South Australia

Along North Terrace, the corner site has three frontages: one to the city, one to the river, and one to Adelaide’s convention and entertainment precinct. A transparent building lobby, retail areas and an outdoor plaza will activate North Terrace.

The integration of built form and landscape results in a variety of public and private open spaces which Mr Masullo says will promote a flexible and healthy environment responding to the needs of staff, clinicians, patients and the community.

“Woods Bagot is proud to have been involved with the precinct for almost a decade. Completing Adelaide’s BioMed City precinct, SAHMRI 2 will acknowledge its sense of place within the Adelaide riverbank,” said Mr Masullo.

SAHMRI was Australia’s first laboratory building to be certified as a Leadership in Energy and Environment Design (LEED) Gold building. Similar high sustainability standards for the design are being applied to the SAHMRI 2 project.

Bringing together research, education, clinical care and business development, Adelaide’s BioMed City is the largest health cluster in the Southern Hemisphere. Since the completion of SAHMRI in 2013, the new Royal Adelaide Hospital has opened (2017) and the universities of Adelaide (Health and Medical Sciences Building) and South Australia (Health Innovation Building) have established relevant presences. It is expected a new women’s and children’s hospital will be co-located with the RAH in time.

SAHMRI 2 Adelaide – Building Information

Project: SAHMRI 2 (yet to be formally named)
Client: Commercial & General with the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI)

Scope: Architecture / Interior Design
Status: Design Development. Construction to commence early 2019, expected completion by 2021. Operational 2022.
Value: AUD $300 million
GFA/ Area: approximately 31,000m2
Levels: 14 (3 ‘bunker’ levels below ground, 11 above ground)

Woods Bagot design team: Thomas Masullo, Peter Miglis, Rosina Di Maria, Alex Hall, Anoop Menon, Hayley Packer, Alice Sangster, Suresh Dhillon, Michael Andrew, Craig Rogers, Emerson Walker, Alex Clothier, Nick Bendys, Sam Allen

Project team: Woods Bagot (Architect & Interior Designer), Wallbridge Gilbert Aztec (Civil / Structural Engineers), Aurecon (Building Services Engineers), Rider Levett Bucknall (Cost Manager), MasterPlan (Planner), Katnich Dodd (Certifier), Cundall Johnston & Partners (ESD Consultants), Atelier JV (Facade Engineers), Resonate (Acoustics), Buro North (Wayfinding & Signage), Rawtec (Waste), GTA Consultants (Traffic), Stantec (PTU Architect), Bard, Rao + Athanas (PTU Services Engineers)

Woods Bagot studios: Adelaide, Melbourne

Images: Woods Bagot

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