South Australian Health & Medical Research Institute, Adelaide, Australia

Client: Department for Transport, Energy and Infrastructure SA

Architect: Woods Bagot

The South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) has been built alongside the new Royal Adelaide Hospital. As a key strategic link in strengthening the links between research and clinical care, this $200 million facility is home to many top global medical researchers.

NDYLIGHT was brought onto the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) project by the Architecture team from Woods Bagot. The lighting solution to the exterior focused on two key elements, the delivery of a solution with no pole mounted fixtures and a gradual increase in lighting levels from the perimeter of the site to building footprint. This transition of lighting when combined with the uplighting of the floating organic building form focuses attention onto the structure as it rises out of the ground.

Internally, the focus of the lighting was on accentuating the buildings 3D organic form with layers of light wrapping around the perimeter of the building and then folding in at the twin atrium spaces.

The exposed lift system that traverses through the above and below ground levels was designed with integrated lighting internally and externally to accentuate the form of the exposed lift cages.

Awards: IES SA Lighting Awards – Excellence Award 2014