MUN Memorial University of Newfoundland-Core Science Facility

Location: St. John’s, NL
Project Date: November 2019
Total Square Feet: 480,000 +
Building Type:  Education/Science/Technology
Owner: Government of Newfoundland & Labrador
Application: Structural Steel

The Core Science Facility was designed by HOK and Hearn/Fougere Architecture Inc. The building has three tower block pavilions separated by two tall vertical atria spaces which focus on putting “Science on Display”, highlighted by a ground floor that was designed to be transparent. A large concourse on the north side serves as the main entrance lobby and the building will be connected to the University Centre.

Total gross floor area is 480,000 square feet; 156,000 square feet for research labs and 98,000 square feet for teaching labs. A further 148,000 square feet of shell space is available for research partnerships with private industry and 78,000 square feet for other teaching and support spaces, including faculty and student collaboration space.

Contego was recruited to protect the exposed structural steel wide flange beams, and HSS columns to provide a 2 hour fire resistance with a beautiful architectural latex finish in all three (3) Pavilions and two (2) magnificent Atriums. 3,000 + Gallons of our ZERO VOC Contego HS Intumescent FRB was applied to protect this World Class facility.