Mirafloor at SAHMRI

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Mirafloor at SAHMRI

Designed to be home to 600 independent researchers working to find better ways of caring and curing South Australians from a range of diseases, the new South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) was recently named by 891ABC as South Australia’s #1 “Architectural Wonder”.


The institute’s nine research modules house up to 700 researchers looking at ways to foster innovation and improvements in health services, leading to improved health outcomes for the whole community.

The sculptural qualities of SAHMRI’s form aim to inspire and promote the building’s function. The transparent facade showcases two internal atriums, while the building’s form is further expressed by its unique triangulated dia-grid facade inspired by the skin of a pine cone.

The SAHMRI design and construction team worked collaboratively to deliver a flexible, adaptable, healthy and sustainable facility, achieving a LEED GOLD rating. At the recent South Australian Architecture Awards the SAHMRI complex was named as winner in the Public Architecture, Commercial Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Sustainable Architecture categories.


“Every design decision for the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute was considered and scrutinised to ensure we achieved an innovative and high quality building. Arrunga worked with us from design phase to installation to ensure we achieved the design outcome we were looking for – and Mirafloor’s aesthetic and performance made it the right choice.” – Enzo Caroscio, Senior Associate, Woodsbagot




SAHMRI is one of South Australia’s most instantly-recognisable buildings and it is already regarded as an iconic part of the Adelaide skyline. It was an honour to work on the project and to be consulted at such a fundamental level by the architect, and everyone on the Mirafloor team is proud to have our South Australian product represented in such an important South Australian structure. We’re also extremely proud to be part of the revitalisation of the North Terrace precinct and we look forward to placing Mirafloor underfoot in projects to come.

(Header photo credit: SAHMRI)