Neil Appleton, Director of Lyons said of the design:
“Agribio at La Trobe University is a massively complex facility but a simple elegant design – the beautiful plan form taking inspiration from a butterfly – driving collaborative research work practices. The founding design move was retaining the two remnant redgum trees which now feature at the entrances to the building.
We enjoyed engaging with the users via the Plenary Consortium, to shape a facility which will foster innovation in Agribio-security to secure the future of this vital industry. Not only does this project facilitate world class Agribio research, it’s Green Star design will make it a highly sustainable enterprise for years to come.”