Much like the potential of the brain, the potential of a thoughtfully designed building is limitless. Embedded in our design for the Melbourne Brain Centre is the potential to enable world-class research into the brain. As Australia’s largest brain research facility, our design accommodates over 500 neuroscientists and two major research institutes in one collaborative endeavour. Organisationally complex, the project offers an elegant solution to bring together similar institutions united by their research. Conceptually we have designed a collective vessel that holds collaborative neuroscience research within. The building promotes connectivity, allowing researchers from multiple scientific disciplines to research and discover within arms reach of one another. The building is designed as a leader in its field with facilities built to support evolving research well into the future.