University of South Australia - M2 Building and The Plasso


$46 million

Delivery Method MC


Eye-catching and iconic, the M2 Building and The Plasso innovatively combine experiential education spaces and laboratories into contemporary practice-based education programs and internationally significant research.
Designed to meet growth and strengthen industry partnering and technology transfer opportunities within the community, the M2 building accommodates the Materials and Minerals Sciences Learning and Research Hub, while The Plasso provides accommodation, specialist facilities and social recreational spaces at the Mawson Lakes Campus.
Highly complex to build due to the advanced technology, the facility provides ten PC2 laboratories and one PC3 cell therapy suite with one PC3 laboratory in support, a 100 seat lecture theatre, control room, commercial café, formal and informal learning areas, meeting rooms, peristitial spaces, chemical and flammable store and goods receiving stores and plant rooms.
Achieving a 5 Star Design Rating under the Green Star Educational Tool, the building utilises chilled beams, active mass cooling, fabric socks to deliver supply air to the laboratory spaces, rain water harvesting and grey water technologies.