Curved Design with Okalux: Façade Innovations

Curved Design
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© Peter Bennetts Photographer

Date: 16 May 2024

At the prestigious corner of Royal Parade in Melbourne, The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity speaks softly yet captures attention.

The addition to the University of Melbourne's medical precinct houses advanced immunology research facilities and is a product of the skills of Grimshaw Architects in collaboration with Billard Leece Partnership.

Designed to consume a good 20% less electricity and produce 50% fewer greenhouse gases than a comparable building, these savings are achieved through combined heat and power generation, the use of grey water, the greening of the roof surfaces and high-performance glazing – such as OKAWOOD.

© Peter Bennetts Photographer

Used extensively in the façade, this insulating glass with wooden louvers in the space between the panes is characterized by strong solar control, which enables glare-free, adjustable use of daylight. A special highlight in this design is the curved fitting, which perfectly demonstrates how flexible and versatile this glass product is.

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