Taronga Zoo is one of Australia’s most popular destinations, attracting more than 1.4 million visitors annually. The Taronga Institute of Science and Learning project is part of the Zoo’s Centenary Revitalisation Plan and will create a place of national significance. It will also provide a platform for regional and global leadership in zoo-based conservation science and learning, inspiring individuals and communities to secure a future for the wild.
The project comprises part internal fitout of an existing educational building and part new build at the Taronga Zoo premises. Refurbishment works will take place on the existing lecture theatre and the new build will consist of a three-level educational building incorporating classrooms and lecture rooms with localised exhibits for animals, laboratories and research facilities, open offices for life science and a central atrium breakout space.
Taylor offered some alternative solutions which provided cost savings to the client, without compromising on quality. The design and construct team must achieve the targeted 5 Star Green Star Design and As Built rating on this project.
Taronga Conservation Society Australia