The Kolling Building for Research & Education located in Sydney, Australia. The Kolling building designed by HASSELL, the first project to be completed in the redevelopment of the entire Royal North Shore Hospital Campus. The Kolling Research Building which currently houses 350 researchers, education and animal house activities will eventually accommodate 500 researchers.
The facility provides four floors of education space, seven floors of laboratories and a basement housing a large and a small animal house, including a small animal breeding facility. The small animal house and breeding facilities are certified to Physical Containment Level 2 (PC2) and incorporate a 70m² Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service certified quarantine zone.
The building is clad in a proprietary terracotta facade system, in three differing shades, which adds colour and texture to the full height of the eastern and western facades, of the building, dramatically ‘book ending’ the twelve storey structure. Terracotta was chosen specifically because it is reminiscent of the brickwork that the original hospital was built from.