At the Australian Institute of Architects ACT Chapter Awards, CSIRO Black Mountain’s Synergy building received The Romaldo Guirgola Award for Public Architecture, The Derek Wrigley Award for Sustainable Architecture as well as an award for Interior Architecture.
According to the ACT jury for Public Architecture, “Synergy is architecturally finessed. Its clear palette, vibrant light, high level of interior amenity and excellent ESD credentials (that are embedded in and exploited for architectural beauty) yields a workplace that seeks to restore the spirits and wellbeing of a revered organisation.”
The Sustainability jury commented that “Every opening to the façade is thoughtfully considered’ whether to permit the workspace to be fully naturally ventilated; to direct views to Canberra icons; or encourage incidental encounter and collaboration. The sheer amount of natural light that is provided to the laboratory spaces, despite their strict environmental requirements, is incredibly refreshing and well executed.”
Steensen Varming delivered Mechanical Engineering, Specialist Gases and ESD design as part of the BVN design team for the new PC2 laboratory facilities for CSIRO.
Read more about the project here.