Life Sciences Building nominated for UNESCO’s Prix Versailles award

Finalists for the Prix Versailles 2020 have been announced, and the Life Sciences Building has received the first Australian nomination in the Campus category.

The prestigious international award recognises architecture from around the world by a global panel made up of renowned architects, designers, and figures in the arts.

The University of Melbourne opened its 10,200sqm Life Science Building early 2019 to accommodate learning and teaching across different disciplines, in a facility that achieved world leading sustainability certification. Its innovative laboratories and bespoke, collaborative classrooms enable the university to deliver progressive and engaging student experiences.

The new building turns what was once a back-of-house’ entrance to the university into a beautiful, vibrant place where people come together each day.

Principal Mark Loughnan said the announcement of being the first Australian representative in the Campus category is a testament to the level of talent in Australia. 

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September 222020

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Earl Carter

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With an international judging panel and a wide cross section of projects it’s great for Hassell to be part of this global nomination.”

Mark Loughnan Principal

This recognition not only reflects the success of having a shared client vision to deliver an integrated building and campus outcome, it also highlights the level of design talent we have across Hassell, and within the Australian design industry, that is both acknowledged and competitive internationally,” Mark said.

Winners will be announced October 20 with the awards ceremony taking place at the UNESCO Headquarters in December. The Prix Versailles is in association with UNESCO and the International Union of Architects (UIA).

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