Client: The University of Queensland Project
Awarded both a Regional Commendation and a State Architecture Award in 2011, the Heron Island Research Station combines both education and research facilities at the University of Queensland’s remote facilities on the Great Barrier Reef with a flexible approach to enable a diverse array of research.
“Since the new facilities have opened the research carried out has been enhanced considerably. Both staff and students have found that the working environment has suited them extremely well and this has been due to the design of the new buildings.” Professor Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, Director
The Heron Island Research Facility combines both education and research functions at the University of Queensland’s remote facilities on the Great Barrier Reef. This major redevelopment project involved master planning the new facility including replacement of all existing infrastructure services and allowing for future expansion as required. The facility contains PC2 Labs, external research facilities, aquaria, offices, teaching labs, interactive spaces, support facilities and accommodation.