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Monash New Horizons

New Horizons Faculty of Engineering
Clayton, VIC

That this complex and striking building was delivered within its targeted cost plan is testament to Monaco Hickey’s commitment to engaging with all stakeholders at every stage of a project, from design and development to early contractor involvement.

Successfully delivering this project enabled the Monash University Clayton Innovation Precinct to position itself as the leading manufacturing research and material engineering technology and innovation hub in the southern hemisphere. The New Horizons project is integral to the university’s 10 year strategy and master plan for this precinct.

A key feature was the architectural team’s striking façade design, bestowing New Horizons with an exterior that reflects the high-tech nature of the research laboratories within the building.

In addition, Monaco Hickey achieved $3 million in savings for the university by collaborating with Lyons Architects to explore innovative ways to pre-fabricate elements of the curtain wall façade, which eliminated the need for scaffolding on the perimeter.

Monaco Hickey also achieved $200,000 in savings on elements of the façade by working with Lyons Architects to substitute a German aluminium product with Colorbond, a similar Australian product

Efficiencies were also found in the structure’s energy use, with New Horizons ultimately achieving a 6 Star Green Star rating.


CLIENT

Monash University & CSIRO

ARCHITECT

Lyons Architecture


SIZE

20,000m2


COMMENCEMENT

February 2011


COMPLETION

July 2013


CONTRACT

Managing Contractor, Guaranteed Maximum Price


AWARDS

ESD rating: 5 Star Green Star (Design)
6 Star Green Star (As Built) rating under the Education v1 rating tool
Awards: 2012 World Architecture Festival shortlist  


Collaborating with Lyons Architects to explore innovative ways to pre-fabricate elements of the curtain wall façade, which eliminated the need for scaffolding on the perimeter.
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