Construction on NeuRA, the first building of the Neuroscience Research Precinct, began in 2010 and is predicted to be completed by the end of 2012. Located on the grounds of the Prince of Wales Medical Research Institute in Randwick, NSW, the building contains 7 floors of laboratory and research space. The predominantly glass facade blends curtainwall, on the southern elevation, with stick system glazing, on the northern elevation, which clash dramatically on the eastern elevation.
Surface Design has been involved with the design development and structural analysis of the building facade from the early stages.
During the course of this project, Surface Design also conducted extensive research into the use of European Steel and the implications of the material composition and grading on the structural analysis.