Mawson Lake Mawson Lake By: Subhash Chandra

John Wardle Architects designed the Mineral and Materials Building (M2) in Adelaide, Australia. The objective of the project “was to create a new hub and entry portal to the already substantial scientific research precinct at the University of South Australia’s Mawson Lake Campus. The new building houses the Mawson Institute and Ian Wark Institute, both research organizations. The cladding and planning of the structure reflects the surrounding dry creek, lake, and wetlands. Next to the building is a sunken Plasso, which translates from Greek to “to fabricate of mould a material or substance”. The two features draw from other campus buildings and maintain a harmonious scale with one another.


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