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Bernie Banton Centre Photography © www.ianwaldie.com The Bernie Banton Centre on the Concord Repatriation General Hospital grounds is a world-class research laboratory. The facility consists of six wet laboratories designed to meet the requirements of ‘physical containment level 2’ with one at the more stringent level and two dry laboratories.


Terracotta screen walls are set against grey and white panelling with highlights of lime green to create a building of stepped forms that responds to the environment and the street context. The project design successfully achieves a complementary scale adjacent to the linked ANZAC Research Institute laboratory while clearly articulating the building's functions and public address.


Sun shading has been thoughtfully incorporated to control direct sunlight into laboratory areas and respond to the urban context. The building easily fulfils the ecologically sustainable development requirements of the Building Code of Australia. In addition a large rainwater tank with an irrigation system services the landscaped areas.


The construction of the state-of-the-art research facilities with a fitting physical presence has the cultural benefit of attracting research-orientated clinicians to the public hospital site.
Mr Mark Willett, an innovative architect and Director with McConnel Smith & Johnson, was very much dedicated to this project. He assisted with the art selection and donated an artwork to compliment to Boardroom.

Bernie Banton Centre, Level 1 Photography © Richard Glover 2009 Bernie Banton Centre, Outside Meeting Room 3 Photography © Richard Glover 2009 Bernie Banton Centre, Eastern Garden Photography © Richard Glover 2009
Bernie Banton Centre, Foyer & Stairs Photography © Richard Glover 2009 Bernie Banton Centre, Meeting Room 3 Photography © Richard Glover 2009 Bernie Banton Centre, Workstations Photography © Richard Glover 2009
Bernie Banton Centre, Foyer & Ingo Kleinert’s artworks Photography © Richard Glover 2009 Bernie Banton Centre, Wet Labs Bernie Banton Centre Photography © Richard Glover 2009

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