About the project

The Aquaria Research Laboratory is a new three story research building providing The University of Queensland St Lucia with state of the art salt and fresh water based facilities. The brief was to provide a robust and versatile space which could be added to and fitted out in any configuration as experiments are developed in the future.

The building is confined to the courtyard space of the heritage listed Goddard building, the overall height matching the office window sills of the adjoining building. Aquaria is broken into three elements – the labs, the physical circulation and the mechanical circulation – each with a distinct character.