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The interior spaces are
afforded plenty of natural
light during daytime.
he Katitjin Centre represents a significant
new component of the Australian Institute
of Management campus.
The campus is a carefully integrated
collection of buildings, all designed by Cox Howlett
& Bailey Woodland. This latest building provides
state-of-the-art training facilities, all sensitively set
within an extensive landscaped environment.
The architectural vocabulary and material
qualities were informed by the existing campus
aesthetic. It also incorporated variations to that
palette to embody principles of low maintenance,
environmental performance and material texture.
The key concerns of the client were ensuring
environmental performance, functionality,
triple bottom line sustainability and provision of
comfortable training spaces.
Training spaces are treated to generous
amounts of natural light throughout the day,
while an expansive aspect is achieved with an
outlook to the adjacent bush landscape, which
maximises user comfort in what are typically
long days of sustained training.
The new building has been awarded 6 Star
Green Star (v1 Education) Design certification,
and submissions are currently being prepared
for a 6 Star As Built Green Star certification.
The Katitjin Centre provides a wonderful
human environment aimed at fostering
interaction and exchange amongst people of
It is a highly contemporary facility, setting
benchmarks in environmental responsibility and
in training environments.
ARCHITECT | Fred Chaney, Greg Howlett, Steve
Woodland, Matthew Batchelor, Mario Celik, John Lee,
Anna-Maree Farris and Edwin Tee of Cox Howlett &
BRIEF | To provide flexible and comfortable training
and smaller syndicate team spaces, along with an
ambitious sustainability brief that resulted in 6 Star
Green Star accreditation.
BUDGET | $12 million.
BUILD TIME | From concept design in 2006 to
building completion in 2011.
FEATURES | A concrete roof deck that supports
the large array of photo-voltaic cells, double glazing,
an innovative reinforced fiberglass canopy structure,
steel and timber detailing and structure to the building’s
LOCATION | 76 Birkdale Street, Floreat.
Katitjin Centre, Australian Institute of Management | Cox Howlett & Bailey Woodland | EDUCATION INSTITUTIONAL
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