The australian architectural study Lions has designed this medical research building belonging to the John Curtin School based in Melbourne, Australia.
Its particularity is evidenced in the facade that emanates a sensation of movement through a series of “fins” that protrude to the outside. This element, realized intentionally to identify the incessant investigation of the interior, is what gives to the building dynamism and personality.
The interesting piece aims to offer an interactive space that allows researchers, students and visitors to collaborate in a team.
In the glass panels on the side and rear of the elevation, it is intended to symbolize the work done on the premises of the building, through simplified icons of molecules and coded representations odf the DNA chain.
The glass panels placed on the outside let you glimpse part of the research facilities, exhibition areas, office areas, laboratories and public conference rooms that houses the structure.
The angular glass of the fins reveals the functioning of the school as the viewer approaches the entrance.
The internal spaces are connected with the stairs of the building and with the open galleries that it possesses, destined to promote the social exchange and the fraternization.