Reinforcing South Australia as a major health and medical research center, the 323,000-square-foot (30,000-square-meter) building is positioned alongside the Royal Adelaide Hospital and accommodates up to 700 researchers from around the world. The transparent facade showcases two internal atriums, while the building’s form is further expressed by its unique triangulated dia-grid facade inspired by the skin of a pine cone and responds to the position of the sun. The sculptural qualities of SAHMRI’s form aim to inspire and promote the building’s function. Inside, employees enjoy nine flexible research modules.
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