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Memorial University of Newfoundland Core Science Facility St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
The Core Science Facility at Memorial
the Whale Atrium will display the skeleton of
University of Newfoundland includes research
a mammoth blue whale once stranded on the
and teaching laboratories for the university’s
island’s west coast.
Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science. Annual EUI: 199 kBTU / sf / yr
The new facility will enable the university
A highly transparent ground floor features
40% below ASHRAE 2007
to compete as a top global destination for
a public entrance concourse that offers a
undergraduate and graduate students,
variety of work, meeting and partnering areas,
researchers and faculty.
in addition to views into key research labs.
The building's expression and colors evoke
As the building’s “downtown,” the second floor
the dynamic coast and icebergs found along
has an array of teaching and computer labs,
Newfoundland’s North Atlantic shores. Its
makerspaces and collaboration settings—all
landscape draws on the island’s rugged natural
readily accessible via the campus’ pedestrian
flora and coastal rock formations. Interior
bridges. Additional flexible space enables
spaces are inspired by the vibrant colors and
academic alliances with industry partners.
outgoing nature of the province’s communities. HOK is providing services in collaboration with The design creates three pavilions, each containing several research and teaching neighborhoods, connected by two atria. The Shoreline Atrium is a collaboration hub, and
◄ whale atrium
St. John’s-based Hearn Fougere Architects.
2016 design annual
490,000 sq. ft. / 45,520 sq. m.