Red Centre

Leaderboard ranking
2nd
Energy efficiency
5th
Floor space
200m2
Number of floors
7

Electricity usage

kWh

Sum per week

Kilowatt hours (kWh) is the amount of power consumed over a period of one hour.

Red Centre

The Red Centre is a futuristic building designed by MGT Architect. It houses UNSW's Faculty of Built Environment, Mathematics, Security and International Student Services.

The Red Centre is an example of both passive and active sustainable strategies in practice. The thermal flues actively draw air through the building, ventilating the rooms while expelling warm air. Both the building’s strategic orientation to north and its minimal depth allow a high percentage of natural day lighting. Other passive sustainable principles include the protection of west facing glass panels with operable vertical shading devices as well as the integration of thermal mass in the form of terracotta tiles along the northern façade.