Sarich Neuroscience Research Institute
The Ralph and Patricia Sarich Neuroscience Research Institute in Perth Western Australia is a five-level, 89,000m2 (960,000ft2) building, costing $37.7 million to construct, was officially opened on the 26th of April 2017.
Developed to accommodate four of the State’s premier neurological research organisations, the Alzheimer’s Research Foundation, Curtain University Neuroscience Research, Ear Science Institute and Perron Australia and while it has been tailored to suit their requirements it can be readily adapt to future changes in occupancy and research requirements.
Designed by Bateman Architects and constructed by Cockrams the defining architectural feature externally is an aluminium composite screen that folds back on itself and a glass façade screen printed to represent a neural network. Internally the design and construction of defining features continues with several egg-shaped voids that are feature frameless bent glass.
Glasshape® were contracted by Balustrading Concepts to both digitally measure and produce bent frameless glass required for the project. In all 24 even radius pieces of glass were produced for the project, all were seamlessly installed, and the results speak for themselves.