Edith Cowan University Building 15 (Science and PC2 laboratories)

Silver Thomas Hanley

Driven by the clients’ desire to create an adaptive, modern learning environment and limited by the construction period; Silver Thomas Hanley sought to deliver a functional building with an elegant yet bold aesthetic.
From the earliest concept, Silver Thomas Hanley sought to create an exterior façade that would project the teachings within onto the public realm. Both the façade and interior architecture are purposefully crafted to represent the School of Sciences and School of Health Sciences.
The form of the façade fenestration and panel arrangement takes its influence from DNA coding and incorporates chemical elements of the human body represented as supergraphics. Whilst the hexagonal form seen at the entry is reiterated throughout the interior architecture and is a subtle representation of chemical formula.

Photography: Silvertone Photography