Australian Grain Genebank Facility

A critical facility with irreplaceable seed samples, the Australian Grain Genebank provides a storage life of up to 100 years.

The project required the analysis and delivery of complex mechanical and electrical systems to create a robust and maintainable building, with significant effort by the design team to ensure failure of any one component would not destroy temperature sensitive samples.

Staff OH&S was also a major focus given the potential long term occupant exposure to -20°C conditions. A BMS ‘man-down’ alarm was developed which provided a staged warning to occupants based on freezer occupation time.