The concept for the new science building at Edith Cowen University, Joondalup Campus was to deliver a design which makes the most of the urban location with a bold and sophisticated architectural statement. Fully encased in products from Kingspan Insulated Panels range, the building is highly energy efficient and its unique façade is now claimed to be the world’s largest periodic table.
The exciting new science building at Edith Cowen University, Perth, was thoughtfully designed by Silver Thomas Hanley Architects, with the façade featuring the periodic table to celebrate the building’s purpose as a centre of scientific research and learning. The idea stemmed from the university Vice Chancellor Professor Steve Chapman. The table is an enormous 662 square metres, spanning the entire front facade of the building, so it was vital to carefully consider the scale, proportion and visual interest.