Melbourne architectural practice Minifie van Schaik recently designed an innovative space for the Edithvale Seaford Welands Discover Centre, also awarded the Australian Institue of Architects award for Public Architecture in June 2012.

Perched high from the wetlands rendering it safe from flood, the impressive centre includes a multitude of environmental considerations allowing the building operations to approach carbon neutral. Combined with a composting sewerage system and an internal water storage, the building will attract an equivalent of 6 Green Stars. 

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Photography by Peter Bennetts