Designed for Life
Health and wellbeing are central to our new Health and Medical Research Building’s mission, reflected in its design and location. Its proximity to Flinders railway station is an incentive to use public transport and provides easy access to our Tonsley and CBD campuses. For those who prefer to travel under their own steam, dedicated end-of-trip facilities and a bike store make commuting or a lunchtime walk a breeze.
Open indoor spaces will feature greenery and promote natural light and air circulation. Outside, the Indigenous bush medicine garden will be the perfect place for reflection or a quick break.
The landscaping will connect the University, hospitals and Flinders Station to the HMRB, creating new gateway entrance to Flinders and a walking environment that is streamlined, safe and engaging. A lift at both ends of the building will allow people to move easily from the Village to University Drive, and green spaces will encourage time outside the buildings.
The HMRB is targeting a Platinum rating under WiredScore certification, making us the first medical research institute in the world to receive this rating.
Our building is also aiming for Gold WELL and LEEDS certification for sustainability and wellbeing. Achieving these three certifications together will make the HMRB unique in Australia, and in the world.