Taronga Zoo Institute of Science and Learning

Taronga Zoo Institute of Science and Learning

A global benchmark in conservation, the Institute of Science and Learning at Taronga Zoo designed by NBRS Architecture and BKA Architecture creates an atmosphere that nurtures inquisitive minds. Blackbutt timber Click-on Battens line feature walls throughout, bringing warm linear textures that highlight the patterns of nature.

Product

Click-on Battens

Materials

Blackbutt
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Taronga Zoo Institute of Science and Learning
Taronga Zoo Institute of Science and Learning

A learning environment

Hosting over 1400 students per week, the centre is dedicated to researching and teaching students about the natural environment. Three immersive habitat classrooms within the institute showcase the Rainforest, Desert and Woodlands in a way that encourages exploration and allows the students to interact with native animals in a controlled environment.

Taronga Zoo Institute of Science and Learning

A Sustainable Vision

The Taronga Zoo Institute of Science and Learning is a Green Star Design & As Built, 6 Star Certified Building. Key initiatives such as the use of renewable materials, recycled water and design choices to minimise the energy footprint of the building drove the sustainable vision of the project, which achieved the highest possible Green Star rating. The Blackbutt timber Click-on Battens contributed to this rating by using sustainable timber – Certified by PEFC. Learn more about sustainable timber certification here.

Taronga Zoo Institute of Science and Learning

Utilising Australian Timber

Our Click-on Batten system is used on the facade and interior walls, utilising a sequence of battens in various depths. All the battens are Australian Blackbutt timber, which is known for its hardy nature and beautiful grain patterns. Clear oil coating is used for both the interior and exterior areas, providing a consistent finish over all the timber feature walls. 

Specification Details
Product Sculptform Click-on Battens
Material Timber
Species Blackbutt
Profile 32x42mm, 32x32mm, 32x19mm repeating
Spacing 20mm
Coating Clear Oil
Mounting Track Standard
Acoustic Backing Yes

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Taronga Zoo Institute of Science and Learning
Taronga Zoo Institute of Science and Learning
Taronga Zoo Institute of Science and Learning
Taronga Zoo Institute of Science and Learning
Taronga Zoo Institute of Science and Learning

Project Summary

Architect

NBRS Architecture and BKA Architecture

Completion Date

2018

Builder

Taylor Construction Group

Location

Mosman, NSW

Photographer

Brett Boardman

Sector

Education

modern suspended ceiling

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