Woods Bagot’s design for the new centre for health and wellbeing at the Australian Catholic University in Melbourne has been approved.
The centre is set to be energy efficient, incorporating active mass cooling concrete slabs, rainwater harvesting, solar hot water heating panels and six wind turbines.
Victoria Planning Minister Justin Madden said, ”The six-star energy rating development is an outstanding example of an environmentally sustainable tertiary educational building.”
The project features lecture theatres, classrooms, staff areas, nursing laboratories, a gymnasium, a cafe-bookshop, and a rooftop terrace and garden.
Construction will begin soon with the centre expected to open by 2013.