With its striking visual metaphors, the new research and teaching centre by Lyons for La Trobe University not only breaks the mould at the 1960s Bundoora campus, it brings students and senior researchers into closer daily contact.

Architect’s statement

Completed in 2013, the La Trobe Institute for Molecular Science (LIMS) is a major new building on La Trobe University’s Bundoora Campus, aimed at meeting the University’s long-term needs for both student learning and research in the science disciplines. Lyons was appointed architects following a design competition sponsored by the Australian Institute of Architects. An integral part of the brief was for the project to have a transformative effect in terms of the architecture and identity of the campus, which had previously been built within the strict guidelines for materials and heights.

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