UTS SCIENCE BUILDING

FACADE COLOUR PLAY

Durbach Block Jaggers invited Lymesmith to refine and develop their concept for the facade colour for the new Science Faculty at the University of Technology, Sydney. The architects provided two Klimt landscape paintings as inspiration and requested a light and 'sugary' play of bright colour for 714 window reveals. 

Lymesmith's design incorporating 13 window colours (pictured below) was unfortunately not realised as designed, due to late changes by the builder which reduced the total number of colours to 7.  The reduced concept is nevertheless a popular aspect of the building facade.

 

Island in the Attersee by Gustave Klimt, 1902

Attersee by Gustave Klimt, 1900

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Awards

2015 AIA NSW Educational Architecture William E Kemp Award

2015 Gold Sydney Design Awards (Architecture - Mixed Use - Constructed Category)

2015 NSW City of Sydney Lord Mayor's Prize

2015 NSW Environment Green Globe Award for Excellence in Sustainability - Built Environment Sustainability - Commercial Properties

2015 Sustainability Awards - Public Building and Urban Design Prize


Published
Rule bender: UTS Science and Health Building Architecture Australia, July, 2015

 

Architect
Durbach Block Jaggers in association with BVN

Builder
Richard Crookes

Photography
Julia Charles

 
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