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Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research

Architect: Daryl Jackson 1985, Denton Corker Marshall 2012

City of Melbourne | C07

Building Description

The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute is one of Australia’s leading biomedical research organisations, with a strong national and international reputation for performing highly influential basic and translational research. With more than 1,100 staff and students, the Institute is addressing some of the major health challenges of our time, with a focus on cancer, infection, inflammation, immune disorders, development and ageing. It is at the forefront of research innovation, with a strong commitment to excellence and investment in research computing, advanced technologies and developing new medicines and diagnostics. The Institute is organised around five scientific themes: Cancer Research and Treatments; Infection, Inflammation and Immunity; Healthy Development and Ageing; New Medicines and Advanced Technologies and Computational Biology. It is located in the world-renowned Parkville precinct, a vibrant and collaborative life science research, education and healthcare hub. The original building was designed by Daryl Jackson and then redesigned in 2012 by Denton Corker Marshall and laboratory design specialists SKM-S2F. The building is designed to reflect and encourage the Institute culture of being open and collaborative. The building consists of seven floors of laboratory and office space including: Clinical Translation Centre; advanced microscopic imaging facility; Drug Discovery Centre; and a 30-metre galleria animation wall created by Emmy Award-winning and BAFTA-winning biomedical animator Dr Drew Berry.

What's On

Take a guided tour through the state-of-the-art research laboratories and select areas of the building. Self-guided areas include: the galleria featuring a 30-metre animation wall and historical timeline; the top floor of the building housing a variety of interactive science activities for all ages with spectacular views over Parkville

Need to Know

  • Open: Sunday 28 July 10am–3.45pm

  • Tour Type: Open Entry, Guided + Open Entry, Self-guided

  • Tour Details: Tours depart every 15 minutes, running 30 minutes in groups of 20

  • Access: Fully accessible, 12 years and above

  • Kids Activity: Learn and discover more about science in the interactive activity area: meet techo, the humanoid robot; try some simple coding; build DNA models; and learn microscopy.

  • Building Type: Education

  • Architecture Era: Contemporary (2001- current)

  • Transport: Tram stop: University of Melbourne/Royal Parade on route 19

  • Photo Credit: Courtesy of Walter and Eliza Hall Institute


1G Royal Parade, Parkville 3052, Parkville VIC


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