Millar Building at Macquarie University, Sydney

Faculty of Science and Engineering Refurbishment, Millar Building, Sustainable Project, Education Building

Millar Building at Macquarie University, Sydney

Macquarie University Science and Engineering Building – design by NBRS Architecture

20 Sep 2017

Miller Building Refurbishment

Architects: NBRS Architecture

Location: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Retrofit for the Future

Millar Building at Macquarie University, Sydney

NBRSARCHITECTURE have transformed one of the oldest structures on Macquarie University’s campus – the Faculty of Science and Engineering’s Millar building on Wally’s Walk.

Millar Building at Macquarie University, Sydney

The vision for the refurbishment was to create an energy and space efficient contemporary workspace that encourages collaboration whilst respecting the historical, social and aesthetic significance of the building.

Millar Building at Macquarie University, Sydney

By revitalising the existing fabric NBRS enhanced the appearance of the building, improved street presence and created a sense of arrival to the University’s main courtyard.

Millar Building at Macquarie University, Sydney Millar Building at Macquarie University, Sydney

A new bright and airy 3 storey glazed atrium provides a physical link between the 8 storey Millar (E7A) building and the adjacent E7B. The atrium is activated with a café and provides space for individual research as well as promoting the chance encounter and collaborative learning.

Millar Building at Macquarie University, Sydney

To help support the University’s One Planet ecological footprint target, sustainability was key to the project. Retention of the existing façade significantly reduced carbon impact, high performance glazing has reduced solar heat gain and the use of natural ventilation has been maximised throughout.

Millar Building at Macquarie University, Sydney

Andrew Duffin, Design Director at NBRS said: “The renewal and space upgrade of the Millar building is a perfect example of the benefits of retrofitting rather than rebuilding. By unlocking the potential of the existing building, we have provided a more sustainable, comfortable, healthy and productive workspace for the next generation of academics.”

“We are proud to have assisted the University with their goal of creating a vibrant and sustainable campus that supports the academic pursuits of its students and staff.”

Millar Building at Macquarie University, Sydney

Image credit: © Alex Mayes

Millar Building at Macquarie University, Sydney images / information from NBRS Architecture

Location: Sydney, NSW




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