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Providing world-class and purpose-built teaching, learning and research facilities, the $100m nine-level Ingkarni Wardli building is home to the Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences.
The Kaurna name, meaning 'place of learning or enquiry' recognises the special relationship the University of Adelaide shares with the Kaurna people, the original custodians of the land on which the University is situated.
The first building on the University's North Terrace Campus to have a Kaurna name, Ingkarni Wardli replaced the building's working name of Innova21 at an place-naming ceremony held during Reconciliation Week in May 2012.
Awarded Australia's first 6 Star Green Star rating for an education building when it opened in 2010, Ingkarni Wardli demonstrates the University's strong commitment to preserving the environment, a belief echoed by the Kaurna people.
With state-of-the-art facilities covering more than 11,000 square metres, Ingkarni Wardli, offers innovative, modern and convenient student amenities including a cafe, computer labs, study areas, an exhibition space and 24 hour 7-day a week student access to support resources. The building is the largest construction project in the University's extensive redevelopment program.
Ingkarni Wardli is a major step towards the University's vision to become an Ecoversity - a green university that is committed to reducing its environmental footprint and promoting a campus culture that values sustainable practices and initiatives.
- Where is Ingkarni Wardli Located?
Ingkarni Wardli is located on the lower level of the University's North Terrace campus. Refer to the University of Adelaide North Terrace campus map.
- What is a 6 Star Green Star Design Education Building?
The Green Building Council of Australia is a national, not-for-profit organisation that is committed to developing a sustainable property industry for Australia by encouraging the adoption of green building practices. The 6 Star Green Star Design Education rating is unique under the Green Building Council of Australia's Green Star - Education v1 Tool, which assesses the environmental attributes of new and refurbished education facilities in Australia.
- What is Sustainable Architecture?
Sustainable architecture is the design of sustainable buildings. Sustainable architecture attempts to reduce the collective environmental impacts during the production of building components during the construction process, as well as during the lifecycle of the building (heating, electricity use, carpet cleaning etc). This design practice emphasises efficiency of:
- heating and cooling systems
- alternative energy sources such as solar hot water
- appropriate building siting
- re-used or recycled building materials
- on-site power generation
- rainwater harvesting for gardening, washing and aquifer recharge
- on-site waste management such as green roofs that filter and control stormwater runoff.
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