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Synergy, CSIRO by BVN

More a library than a workplace, the new CSIRO building in Canberra, designed by BVN, is deeply satisfying in a host of ways.

CSIRO Architect: BVN

Interior Design: BVN

Project Management: RPS Project Management

Builder: Laing O’Rourke

Structural Engineering: Taylor Thomson Whitting

BCA & Fire Engineering: AE&D

Civil/Traffic Electrical/Comms/Av Security/Acoustic Engineering: Aurecon

Mechanical/ESD Engineering: Steensen Varming (Aust) Pty Ltd

Hydraulic Engineer: THCS PTY. LTD.

Landscape Designer: ASPECT Studio

Accessibility: Eric Martin & Associates


Budget: $110m

Duration: 34 months



‘Artek’ dining chairs and stools, ‘Krossi’ round tables, ‘Vitra’ focus both, Schiavello. ‘Steelcase gesture’ task chair, NinetwoFive Interiors. ‘Orbis’ workstations, Zenith Interiors.



‘ARC’ floor lamp, Schiavello. ‘Australume’ corridor lighting, Heyday5.



Yellow stringybark timber on floors, joinery, pod wall cladding, ACT Interiors / Capital Veneer. Studded rubber floor tile, Spectrum Floors. ‘Corian’ benchtops, face panels, splashbacks, KPD.


Fixed & Fitted

‘Verosol’ façade blinds, BMAC. Insitu-concrete on atrium balustrades, Pacific Formwork and ACT Projects. Feature cappings on balustrades, KPD. ‘Forma Variflex’ operable walls, Dorma.


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