The Gippsland Water Factory’s Vortex Centre 650m2 facility by Australian practice DesignInc, located in the innovative waste water treatment and recycling system, in the Gippsland region of Victoria, Australia. It is a beacon of exemplary sustainable design.
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The Gippsland Water Factory’s Vortex Centre combining cost performance, aesthetics, water education and ecological intelligence, houses office and laboratory functions and an interpretive experience for a major new water recycling plant.
“The vortex form of the building strongly expresses the dynamic movement of fluids down a pipe, at the same time providing a unique internal environment.
The Inherent in the design and interpretive message is the celebration and conservation of water – the essence of the Gippsland Water Factory. The centre was designed as a building that teaches.
The inspiration for the Vortex Centre is the notion of a giant oculus shaped structure that hangs off the side of the massive membrane bioreactor tank that forms part of the Water Factory. The Vortex’s shell is made up of seven barrels that fit into one another as they decrease in size, thereby resembling a vortex.”