ANU SHRIMP Building Extension
The existing single storey building was extended by approximately 540sqm to make room for new offices and accommodate two additional state of the art Shrimp machines for the ANU Research School of Earth Sciences. The extension involved doubling the ground floor laboratory area and adding the first floor.
The building extension showcases environmental sustainable concepts, designed to take full advantage of the local climate and natural environment of the site. This includes:
- natural ventilation systems using ceiling shape, skylight, operable windows and louvres
- hydronic slab heating and cooling (with heat recovery from maintaining constant temperature in the Shrimp laboratory used to heat the water)
- natural day lighting through double glazing, with lighting adjusting to day light
- high levels of insulation and thermal mass
- low energy and water use appliances
- integrated building management system
Winner of the 2009 Master Builders Excellence in Building Awards, in the Commercial Building Less than $3m category. The project won the Sustainable Buildings and Gardens Category in the 2009 ACT Sustainable Cities Awards and was nominated for the 2009 Master Builders Excellence in Building Awards, in the Commercial Environmental Management Project Category.