Box Hill TAFE Building 8, 2004
The Centre for Biotechnology and Animal Sciences is housed in a brand new state-of-the-art building, consisting of 5 levels with an overall floor area of approximately 11,000m2 and includes Vet and animal husbandry areas, hairdressing and internet cafe, training and admin areas, computer and general purpose classrooms and microbiology, DNA and chemistry laboratories.
Challenges faced with this project were the needs for functionality, aesthetics and compliance with laboratory standards. Low energy, high output uplighting were implemented in the main atrium area. Functional fluorescents with appropriate gaskets and lens for the Laboratories and down the lower front areas, a decorative round fixture employing a 2D lamp, provided interest and contrast. One of the real challenges was the requirement to light from a high level, the entry driveway whilst at the same time not inhibit drivers passing by on Elgar Rd. I achieved this with a sharp cut-off floodlight that both provided the required levels and highlighting the building for passers-by, there is also no disability glare as you drive along the road.