Exciting structure rises at UQ Advanced Engineering Building
A massive 220 tonne timber roof structure has been lifted into place at the University of Queensland, a major milestone in the construction of the new Advanced Engineering Building.
It is the latest in a series of significant new buildings that showcase HASSELL leadership in the design of new teaching and laboratory facilities at top universities.
HASSELL Project Principal Mark Loughnan took these images of the new Advanced Engineering Building as the timber trussed roof structure was put into place above a new auditorium. The 500-seat auditorium is entirely constructed from timber columns and trusses and is glass enclosed. An adjustable blind system will control light and shade in the auditorium without losing the building's lakeside outlook.
The design of the new building is a joint venture by HASSELL and Richard Kirk Architects.
The Advanced Engineering Building will be a feature of a new engineering precinct at the University of Queensland's St Lucia campus that provides innovative spaces and blended learning laboratories for 3,600 students.
The new building will bring together staff and students from the materials engineering disciplines, currently based across four sites on campus and is due for completion in the first quarter of 2013.
The project has recently been awarded Green Star certification. Its features include:
_A mixed mode feature allowing the building to operate largely using natural ventilation to reduce the need for air conditioning
_Building-wide monitoring systems to track environmental performance
_Recycled materials such as wood, rubber and fibres incorporated into timber facades, flooring and various structures of the building
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