Murdoch University is embarking on the development of a globally
significant environmental education centre. Named after Dr Harry Butler
AO CBE, the Harry Butler Institute Environmental Education Centre will
be home to the Harry Butler Institute
and will support its goal to champion research into the co-existence of
biodiversity, business and community. The centre will be a rigorous
thinking and innovation hub, where industry and academia collaborate to
provide scientific solutions to environmental management challenges.
Located at the new entry and geographic centre of the university campus,
the centre will form a gateway to the Beeliar Regional Park wetland
comprising a technology enriched building and extensive external public
open space. Murdoch University is seeking to deliver a world-class
facility that will bring together design excellence, sustainability and
innovative technological outcomes, while paying homage to the
50,000-year historical, social and cultural importance of the area.
The competition will be in two stages, with an EOI followed by a single
stage design competition, to select a winning competitor to design the
Harry Butler Institute. It is expected that competitor teams will
reflect the multidisciplinary nature of the competition brief. Following
the EOI in stage one – which will include an indication of a
high-level design approach – a shortlist of competitors will be invited
to participate in the stage two design competition. An Independent jury
of design professionals will select from the EOI up to three competitors
to proceed to competition stage. All stage two competitors will be
paid an honorarium.
The competition brief will be released early 2020 with announcement of winner by mid 2020.
The Competition is open to multidisciplinary teams from around the world. Each Competitor team must be led by an Authorised Representative, registered to practice in Australia and must include an Architect registered to practice in Western Australia. The Authorised Representative will be the contracting party.
To enter the competition you must first register. Registration is now open and closes 24 February. Register here: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/f...
Located within the Murdoch University campus, the competition envisages a building with close connections to the land, as a ‘Living Lab’, optimising its location next to areas of natural bushland and the Chelodina Wetland in the south-west quadrant of campus. These wetlands form part of the greater system of wetlands within the Beeliar Regional Park which have a long cultural presence.
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