The Moorabbin Justice Centre wins sustainable building award.
April 16th, 2009
The Moorabbin Justice Centre in Victoria, by FMSA Architecture, has been awarded the Outstanding Sustainable Building Award at the South East Development’s Architectural and Design Excellence in South East Asia awards.
The awards recognise architectural and design excellence addressing everything from urban design to community improvement and landscaping and environmental issues.
In close collaboration with engineers Umow Lai, the building, opened in Novermber 2007, was the first in Melbourne to use a ‘night sky cooling system’, which collects rainwater, cools it at night and is used the next day in the building’s mechanical systems.
Judged by Professor Catherin Bull, Professor Shane Murray and architectural photographer John Gollings, the competition saw a number of great entries.
The awards are organised by the Australian Government’s South East Development, and are aimed at promoting design excellence in the South East region.
Images by Mark Munro
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