The University of Tasmania’s (UTAS) new Medical Science 1 Building, designed by Lyons Architects, is defined by unique architectural elements, which are reflected both internally and externally.

“The building brings together the School of Medicine and the Menzies Research Institute in a co-location. The organic nature, cellular window arrangement and curvilinear form of MS1 references the building’s medical research and training function, as well as reflecting the surrounding mountains and Derwent River.” - Adrian Stanic, Director, Lyons Architects.

The external façade of concrete and steel, flowing arches and slanted windows is complemented on the interior finishes by the strong abstract nature of the custom design Godfrey Hirst Modular carpet. The blue of the Derwent River and  jagged peaks of the mountain ranges are collaborated to form strong lineal waves on the floor.

In keeping with sustainable design practices Green Star 5 Star was used as a reference to establish the extensive environmental strategies for the building. All Godfrey Hirst Modular products, standard ranges or custom designs achieve 
Green Star maximum 100% points (5 Credits) on the MAT-2 Flooring calculator.


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