Client: University of Wollongong
Location: Innovation Campus, Squires Way, North Wollongong NSW 2500
Driving social change for future resilience, the Sustainable Buildings Research Centre (SBRC) is developing new products and systems that will not only improve the energy efficiency and sustainability of our buildings today, but will improve the landscape of the built environment to improve the climate, economic and drive social change in the future. Taylor Brammer Landscape Architects contributed landscape design input into this world class facility. Hosting a wide range of research and industry collaborations to address the challenges of making buildings sustainable, the building and surrounds are a flagship of its own research, training and demonstration activities. Externally, the landscape plays an integral part in the ecological goals of the SBRC by using predominantly recycled materials, implementing forward thinking Water Sensitive Urban Design principles and provides for future food production testing grounds. This educational resource is aligned with the activities of the greater campus and contributes to the ecological value of the site in relation to the adjacent protected remnant bushland.